Matthew Arnold’s big screen debut Shadow People, starring Dallas Roberts and Alison Eastwood is to scare up audiences across North America, the U.K. and Australia/New Zealand, says THR.
Billed as a supernatural thriller, Arnold’s film is based on true story about a small town radio personality who unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings. Such “shadow people” were the cause of hundreds of unexplained deaths in the 1980s in the U.S.
Anchor Bay Films has acquired all rights for North America, U.K. and Australia/New Zealand to the picture in a multi-territory deal struck with sales agent Arclight Films.
“‘Shadow People’ is a psychological-thriller that explores the rare medical phenomenon known as SUNDS (Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome). Millions of people across the globe have had encounters with what they describe as dark, shadowy creatures that visit them at night. Sometimes horrifying, sometimes deadly, these nocturnal intruders have been described as early as man’s first recorded writings. But what are they? And what do they want?
Small town radio personality Charlie Crowe (Dallas Roberts) is thrust into the mystery when a strange caller relates a terrifying experience during Crowe’s late night call-in show. At the same time, CDC Public Health Agent, Sophie Lancombe (Alison Eastwood), is hot on the trail of the cause of the rare medical condition known as SUNDS. Her investigations entwine her with Charlie’s own discoveries and take them both into a dark world and a decades old cover-up about the phenomenon we now call, The Shadow People. Once you open the door to the mystery…you’ll never sleep soundly again.“