Horror-Comedy ‘Shaky Shivers’ Headed to Theaters for a Special One-Night Engagement in September

Earlier this year, we learned that the 80s-inspired horror-comedy “Shaky Shivers” was headed to theaters and Screambox this fall. On Monday, Cineverse and Fathom Events announced the film’s theatrical release, which will arrive in theaters for a one-night event on September 21. The creature feature is the directorial debut of “Fast & Furious” alum Sung Kang and will feature an introduction from Kang ahead of the film’s feature presentation.

During the peak of the Covid pandemic, Kang made a career shift from blockbuster action films to horror directing and created “Shaky Shivers” as a tribute to the beloved 80s movies of his youth. The film follows the character Lucy, who, after being bitten by a mysterious animal, becomes convinced that she will transform into a fearsome werewolf. Joined by her best friend Karen, the two embark on a wild adventure filled with magic and mayhem as they look to do battle with a throat-slashing creature ripped right out of an 80s horror movie.

“Cineverse, Bloody Disgusting, and Fathom Events have a profound understanding of the horror genre, so as a first-time filmmaker, I’m grateful to be releasing Shaky Shivers in theaters nationwide with this powerful genre team,” said Kang. “The whole idea was to make this for the old-school horror hounds and for them to experience it together on the big screen. I hope this event is one that people remember.”

Written by Andrew McAllister and Aaron Strongoni, the film stars Brooke Markham (“In the Dark”) and VyVy Nguyen (“The Sympathizer”).

“Shaky Shivers” has garnered immense acclaim on the festival circuit. The film was an Official Selection of the Gasparilla International Film Festival, where it received the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature, and an Official Selection of the Dark Bridges Saskatoon Horror Film Festival. It also played to rave reviews at the Overlook Film Festival, HorrorHound Film Festival, Screamfest LA, London Soho Horror Festival, and the New York Asian Film Festival.

Fathom Events and Cineverse will release “Shaky Shivers” in movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, September 21, for a special 7 PM showing. For a complete list of participating theaters, visit the Fathom Events website.

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