Shaky Shivers: Sung Kang’s creature feature gets North American distribution

Shaky Shivers, a creature feature directed by Sung Kang of the Fast and Furious franchise, has secured distribution from Cinedigm

Sung Kang, who is best known for playing the fan favorite role of Han in the Fast and Furious franchise, has made his feature directorial debut with the ’90s-set creature feature Shaky Shivers – and we have some good news to share about the project today: it has secured distribution from Cinedigm in North America! Shaky Shivers will be receiving a theatrical release this fall, then it will move to the SCREAMBOX streaming service.

Shot over the course of five weeks at a closed down girl scout camp back in 2020, Shaky Shivers takes viewers on a hilarious and nostalgic journey to an abandoned camp where two young women, played by Brooke Markham (In the Dark) and VyVy Nguyen (The Sympathizer), stumble upon a book of magical spells. Surrounded by classic monsters and drawing inspiration from 80’s horror films, Karen and Lucy find themselves facing a series of supernatural occurrences after a fateful encounter with an old woman. As zombies, werewolves, and Bigfoot wreak havoc, the duo must navigate a wild night, armed with an unfamiliar spell book, to restore order before their lives unravel completely…

Jimmy Bellinger (Blockers), Erin Daniels (House of 1000 Corpses), Skyler Day (Parenthood), and Herschel Sparber (Lucky Stiff) are also in the cast.

A press release notes that, while the film is set in the ’90s, it’s also a nostalgic tribute to ’80s horror movies. It features “a thrilling monster mash” and “captures the spirit of the ’80s classics that Kang grew up adoring”.

Kang provided the following statement: “Cinedigm knows the horror space so well, so as a first-time filmmaker, I’m grateful to know we’re in great hands. It’s been a great festival run thus far with the film, finding our audiences who have loved the film at the screenings. Winning the Grand Jury Award at Gasparilla blew my mind. The whole idea was to make this for the old school horror hounds and for them to share it with their families today. Little by little, we’re doing that. I couldn’t be more excited about rolling this film out.

Brad Miska, the managing director of Bloody Disgusting/Cinedigm, had this to say: “This campy film transports us back to an era when spooky tales were shared by flashlight during slumber parties. Sung Kang’s directorial debut promises a truly unique and thrilling experience for fans. With its eclectic mix of quirky humor, chilling moments, monstrous creatures, and a captivating throwback atmosphere, fans are in for one hell of an experience this fall.

Shaky Shivers was scripted by Aaron Strongoni and Andrew McAllister, who were inspired to write a creature feature script after making a documentary about special effects artist Gabriel Bartalos, who ended up working on the film. Kang produced the film through his company Raison D’etre, alongside Luci Y. Kim of Luka Productions and Jean Shim of Aerie On Elms. Nina Yang Bongiovi of AUM served as executive producer with Kevin M. Lin, Michael Y. Chow, and Brian Yang.

Shaky Shivers sounds like a fun time to me, so I will definitely be watching the movie later this year. How does it sound to you? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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