Elevator Game: Glorious director Rebekah McKendry’s new horror film acquired by Shudder

Glorious director Rebekah McKendry’s new supernatural horror film Elevator Game is going to join Glorious on Shudder

Last year, director Rebekah McKendry impressed our reviewer Tyler Nichols with the horror film Glorious, which took place in a rest stop bathroom. (You can read Tyler’s 8/10 review at THIS LINK.) Now McKendry has made another “supernatural happenings in a confined location” horror film called Elevator Game, and Deadline reports that Elevator Game is going to be released through the Shudder streaming service, just like Glorious was!

Elevator Game will be available for Shudder subscribers in the US, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand to stream as of August 11th. It will also stream on AMC+ in some areas.

Michael Goi (Megan Is Missing) was originally attached to direct the film, but by the time production began McKendry was at the helm. Scripted by Travis Seppala, Elevator Game centers on socially awkward teenager Ryan, who discovers that the night his sister disappeared she had played ‘The Elevator Game’ — a ritual conducted in an elevator, in which players attempt to travel to another dimension using a set of rules that can be found online. Ignoring warnings, he resolves to follow and find her. 

The film stars Gino Anania (Skymed), Alec Carlos (Orphan: First Kill), Megan Best (Séance), Nazariy Demkowicz (Dark Harvest), Verity Marks (Toys of Terror), Liam Stewart-Kanigan (Orphan: First Kill), and newcomers Madison MacIsaac and Samantha Halas. 

A collaboration between Fearworks Production, AMP, Buffalo Gal Pictures, Head Gear Films, and Metrol Technology, with the participation of Manitoba Film & Music, Elevator Game is being produced by Ed Elbert and Stefan Brunner for Fearworks, and by James Norrie for AMP. Phil Hunt and Compton Ross of Head Gear Films, Inderpal Singh of AMP, Phyllis Laing of Buffalo Gal Pictures, and Kevin Hicks serve as executive producers.

McKendry had this to say about Elevator Game: “It was several years ago when I first read about ‘The Elevator Game online, and I was immediately intrigued by the rules, curse, and ‘The 5th Floor Woman.’ For me, this well-known internet legend was an exciting and chilling entrance into a modern-day ghost story. But if you want to open the door to the other side, you must follow all the rules. Go to the floors in order, don’t open your eyes, and whatever you do, don’t speak to her. Now let’s start by going to 4.

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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/elevator-game-shudder/

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