After wowing on the festival circuit, Talk Show-set horror Late Night With the Devil has been acquired by IFC Films and Shudder for North American, UK, and Irish markets.
Written, directed, and edited by Australian filmmakers Cameron and Colin Cairnes (100 Bloody Acres, Scare Campaign), the film stars David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad, Oppenheimer), who plays the charismatic Late-Night talk show host Jack Delroy, whose live broadcast unexpectedly unleashes evil into the nation’s living rooms.
Late Night with the Devil premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim and has since been a fan favorite at Fantasia Festival in Montreal, Sydney Film Festival, BIFAN in Korea, Sitges, London Film Festival, and Toronto After Dark, among others. The film recently won Best Screenplay at Sitges Film Festival, and numerous accolades at Toronto After Dark, including Best Feature Film and Best Lead Performance for Dastmalchian.
Filmmakers Colin and Cameron Cairnes said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with IFC Films and Shudder to share Late Night with the Devil with wider audiences around the globe. The success of the film’s international festival run has exceeded our wildest expectations, and we can’t wait to embark on the next exciting phase of the movie’s journey with these fantastic partners.”
David Dastmalchian, actor and producer on the film said, “Playing Jack Delroy in Late Night with the Devil was a once-in-a-lifetime role that haunted me and changed the way I look at my work forever. IFC Films and Shudder are the perfect partners to bring this film to audiences. I’m so grateful to the Cairnes brothers for their craftsmanship and to all of the festival fans who have created an incredible rumble about Late Night with the Devil!”
While there is no set release date yet, Late Night With the Devil will play theatrically for an exclusive period before heading to Shudder for streaming.