Trailer: RLJE Films to release creature feature The Shed in November

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

The Shed Frank Sabatella

Writer/director Frank Sabatella's film THE SHED won't be making its world premiere until the 2019 SITGES International Film Festival in early October, but RLJE Films has already snatched up the US distribution rights and announced that they plan to release the film in November.

RLJE Films will be releasing THE SHED in theatres and on VOD and Digital HD on November 15th.

Starring Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, Sofia Happonen, Frank Whaley, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, and Timothy Bottoms, the film tells the story of 

Stan (Warren) and his best friend Dommer (Kostro), who have put up with bullies their entire lives. All of that changes when Stan discovers he has a murderous vampire living in his shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has to find a way to destroy it – but Dommer has a much more sinister plan in mind. 

Produced by Peter Block and Cory Neal, THE SHED is A Bigger Boat production. The producers say they 

always respond to story ideas that beg the question ‘what if?’ Maybe its kids stuck on a ski lift, or two guys chained up in a dingy bathroom, or scuba divers abandoned in the middle of the ocean. This time it was watching the news and seeing another senseless school shooting by a bullied teen and we wondered what if he didn't have his Dad's AR-15, but rather… and that's THE SHED.  RLJE Films is all about finding hidden gems and bringing them to audiences and when we told them what we were doing, and then showed them the results, they were super aggressive.  We're thrilled."

You might have gleaned from that quote that Block previously had a hand in such films as FROZEN, SAW, and OPEN WATER. Neal was also involved with FROZEN, and most other Adam Green projects.

Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer of RLJE Films, says THE SHED 

calls to mind everyone’s favorite genre films from their youth, while clearly being in today’s world."

Sabatella adds that he 

grew up on movies like this and wanted to make a fun, scary movie while still bring a unique idea to the table. We took themes of alienated youth and neglect, wrapped them within a central horror concept, and were lucky to get a cast of great new talent and recognizable faces to bring depth and personality to the characters. I think that – plus some great scares – is what makes THE SHED so unique and surprising."

I am very interested in THE SHED and was sold on seeing this movie as soon as I read the plot description. Check out the trailer below and see if this looks like something you'd like to watch.

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