shiver today announced a theatrical run for the highly anticipated and award-winning Shudder Originals saloum beginning Friday, September 2 Before the movie’s streaming debut Thursday, 8 September. A national rollout will begin on Friday, September 9.
Film, written and directed by Jean Luc Herbulotti ,Seller) was the breakout release of Midnight Madness at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, before playing Fantastic Fest 2021, Red Sea International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival and 2021 Vancouver International Film Festival.
In saloum, shot after fleeing a coup and expelling a drug lord from Guinea-Bissau, the famous mercenaries known as the Bangui hyenas – Chaka, Rafa and Midnight must hide their stolen gold bounty Take long enough to repair and refuel your plane, and run back to Dakar, Senegal. When they take refuge in a holiday camp in the coastal region of Sin-Saloum, they do their best to mingle with their fellow guests; A mute named Awa, who has secrets of his own, and a policeman who may be on their tail, but it is Chaka who is hiding the darkest secret of them all. Unbeknownst to the other hyenas, he has brought them there for a reason and once his past takes hold of him, his decisions have disastrous consequences, threatening to unleash hell on them all.
,saloum A bold combination of horror, revenge thriller and African folklore that deserves every festival accolade,” said Craig Engler, general manager of Shudder. “We are proud to share this incredibly original and thrilling film from the distinctive voice of Jean-Luc Herbulot with our members and theater goers.”
Herbulot said, “I created hyenas as a personal gift for my own 7-year-old self who grew up without heroes and my 37-year-old self who was bored with modern African cinema, and today I hope they May be the hero of many across the globe. It is very important for us at Lakme that this type of story offers a glimpse of what African myths and legends can generously offer to a global audience.”
saloum Stars Yann Gale, Evelyn Ely Juhen, Roger Salla, Bruno Henry, Marielle Salmier And mentor bae, The film marks the Pan-African Lakme Studios first production of Pamela Diop and Herbulot. Diop produced Saloum and executive producers are Huss Miller, Douglas Jackson and Mike Shema. Alexis Perrin and EV.L Prod are co-producers.