Shudder and IFC Midnight announced today a theatrical run for the hotly-anticipated Shudder Original Italian thriller Dark Glasses beginning Friday, October 7, at the IFC Center in New York and at the Laemmle Glendale in Los Angeles.
The film will make its streaming debut on Thursday, October 13. Additional theaters, to be announced later, will follow beginning Friday, October 14.
The long-awaited return from Italian master of horror and acclaimed writer-director Dario Argento (Suspiria), the film stars Ilenia Pastorelli, Andrea Zhang, and Asia Argento.
In Dark Glasses, an eclipse blackens the skies on a hot summer day in Rome – a harbinger of the darkness that will envelop Diana (Pastorelli) when a serial killer chooses her as prey. Fleeing her predator, the young escort crashes her car and loses her sight.
She emerges from the initial shock determined to fight for her life, but she is no longer alone. Defending her and acting as her eyes is a little boy, Chin (Zhang), who survived the car accident. But the killer won’t give up his victim. Who will be saved?
Dark Glasses is written and directed by Dario Argento (Suspiria), produced by Urania Productions along with Conchita Airoldi and Laurentina Guidotti, and Getaway Films along with Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval and Noëmie Devide.
AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service that provides members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers, and the supernatural.
Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand.
Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent film. Its unique distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on digital and cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) platform, reaching nearly 50 million homes.
Recent releases include Ruth Paxton’s A Banquet, Hannah Bergholm’s Sundance critical hit Hatching, and Eskil Vogt’s The Innocents.
Some of the company’s successes have included Andy Nyman’s critical darling Ghost Stories, André Øvredal’s box-office success The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Peter Strickland’s modern giallo Berberian Sound Studio, Natalie Erika James’ Relic, Swallow from Carlo Mirabella Davis and the award-winning and cultural phenomenon The Babadook.
IFC Midnight is a sister label to IFC Films and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.