Shudder has acquired exclusive rights to 2020 Venice selection Mosquito State and will launch Filip Jan Rymsza’s psychothriller on August 26 in North America, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Beau Knapp plays an obsessive Wall Street data analyst holed up in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park who sees ominous patterns as his computer models behave erratically and swarms of mosquitos breed in his apartment.
In addition to Knapp (The Good Lord Bird, Seven Seconds), the film stars Charlotte Vega (Wrong Turn, American Assassin), Jack Kesy (The Outpost, Deadpool 2), and Olivier Martinez (Unfaithful, Before Night Falls).
Mosquito State won the Bisato d’Oro for best cinematography in Venice and joins the genre platform’s ‘Summer Of Chills’ line-up of new weekly premieres and curated library titles playing through August.
Rymsza and Alyssa Swanzey produced for Royal Road Entertainment with Włodzimierz Niderhaus for WFDiF.
“Mosquito State is a masterful allegory for the 2007 financial crisis – Wall Street meets The Fly – and serves as the perfect ending to Shudder’s ‘Summer of Chills’,” said Shudder general manager Craig Engler. “Filip Jan Rymsza is very much in command of the ominous, building psycho-horror throughout the film, and we cannot wait for our audience to experience it.”