Charades Picks Up Shudder’s Sundance-Bound Slasher ‘In a Violent Nature’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based sales house Charades has acquired international sales rights to “In a Violent Nature,” the debut feature film from writer and director Chris Nash that is set to premiere in Sundance’s Midnight Section on Jan. 22.

Produced by Shudder under the streaming service’s Shudder Original banner, the film follows a vengeful undead monster as he methodically slaughters a group of campers in the wilderness after they remove a pendant from his resting grounds. Peter Kuplowsky and Shannon Hanmer are also producers on “In a Violent Nature,” which is set for release in 2024.

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“‘In a Violent Nature’ reminded us of ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ and ‘Angst,’ but most of all, it’s the discovery of an incredibly talented director,” said Charades co-founders Pierre Mazars, Yohann Comte and Carole Baraton. “We are very grateful to be working with Shudder once again with whom we are building an incredible track record of genre films from ‘Revenge,’ to ‘When Evil Lurks’ and ‘Vermin.'”

Added AMC Networks Film Group head Scott Shooman: “Charades, at their core, understand vivid and innovative genre films. We’re thrilled to partner once again on ‘In a Violent Nature’ — a slasher unlike any audiences have seen, following our effective partnerships on incredible films like ‘When Evil Lurks,’ ‘Revenge’ and ‘Infested.'”

“In a Violent Nature” joins “Kneecap,” the Michael Fassbender-starring biopic about an Irish rap group, on Charades’ Sundance slate. Recent pickups by the company includes 2023 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “Scrapper” by Charlotte Regan; Carlota Perada’s buzzy debut feature “Piggy”; two acclaimed documentaries in “The Painter and the Thief” by Benjamin Ree and “Spaceship Earth” by Matt Wolf; and “The Killing of Two Lovers” by Robert Machoian.

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