Gwen directed by William McGregor
Gwen directed by William McGregor

RLJE Films has partnered with Shudder to release the thriller GWEN in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on August 16, 2019 prior to its release on the premium streaming platform.  Written and directed by William McGregor (“Misfits”), who is making his feature film debut, the film stars Eleanor Worthington-Cox (Maleficent) and Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything).   

Shudder acquired all North American rights after GWEN’s World Premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.  The film also screened at this year’s Overlook Film Festival.  RLJE Films will handle the DVD/Blu-ray release later this year. 

In the film, Gwen is a young girl whose life seems to be collapsing around her. Struggling with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and a group of angry villagers threatening to take her farm, Gwen must find the strength to guide her family through the darkness. But as a malevolent presence begins to take grip of her home, it becomes apparent there is a greater evil that may be too strong to overcome. 

GWEN Trailer

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