Seance, the feature directorial debut of You’re Next and The Guest writer Simon Barrett, was released theatrically, on demand, and digitally in May, and you can watch it right now on Amazon Prime. But, as of Wednesday, September 29th, if you subscribe to the Shudder streaming service, you’ll be able to watch it there. Seance is being dubbed a Shudder exclusive because it will be the only subscription service in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand to carry the film.
Barrett described his film as a “giallo slasher throwback”, and told Entertainment Weekly it’s
a murder mystery set at a girls boarding school where a young woman recently died. Our hero moves into her dorm room, which is believed to be haunted, and sets about trying to find out what happened.”
Here’s the official synopsis:
Camille Meadows is the new girl at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls. Soon after her arrival, six girls invite her to join them in a late night ritual, calling forth the spirit of a dead former student who reportedly haunts their halls. But before morning, one of the girls is dead, leaving the others wondering what they may have awakened.
Camille is played by Suki Waterhouse. Inanna Sarkis plays Alice, “a first-class mean girl who stages a seance as a joke that sparks a rash of murders with an apparent supernatural twist,” and Madisen Beaty plays Bethany, “a top student at the school who joins the girls in holding a seance.” Ella-Rae Smith, Seamus Patterson, and Marina Stephenson-Kerr also appear in the cast.
Our own The Iceman watched Seance back in May and gave the film a positive review.