May 23, 2023← Back to Press
Shout! Studios Acquires North American Rights To R.J. Daniel Hanna's New Horror Thriller Succubus
Shout! Studios has acquired North American rights to Succubus, a horror thriller feature film. R.J. Daniel Hanna (Hard Miles, Miss Virginia) is directing Succubus from a screenplay also written by him. Producers are Todd Slater of Convoke Media, Ari Novak, and Anna Elizabeth James. John Rhodes, Jennifer Ambrose, and Braden Duemmler serve as Executive Producers. Bondit Media Capital is an executive producer and added financing to the Picture. Production is currently underway.
R.J. Daniel Hanna, the producing team, and Shout! Studios also announced today that Ron Perlman (Nightmare Alley, Don’t Look Up), Rosanna Arquette (Signs of Love, Pulp Fiction), Brendan Bradley (A Tale Told by an Idiot, Death Valley), Rachel Cook (The Hack Job, Kill Shot), Olivia Applegate (Love & Death, Euphoria), Derek Smith (What/If, Narcos: Mexico), Emily Kincaid (Hard Miles, Abducted in Plain Sight), and Finley Rose Slater (Playing with Fire, The Idol), have joined the cast.
Succubus follows a new father going through a marital separation, joins a dating app, and matches with a beautiful but mysterious young woman... whose powers of seduction and manipulation entangle him in a mystery more horrifying than he could have ever imagined.
Shout! Studios has secured all distribution rights in North America to Succubus, including theatrical, digital, video-on-demand, and home entertainment for cross-platform releases. The deal was negotiated between Jordan Fields for Shout! Studios and Todd Slater of Convoke Media on behalf of the filmmakers.
“My favorite horror thrillers are ones that have something to say about human beings, and in Succubus, Daniel has crafted a chilling metaphor for the clutch that screens have on us. This will disturb and resonate, like the best of the genre,” stated Jordan Fields, Senior Vice President of Ac-quisitions and Originals.
Filmmaker R.J. Daniel Hanna: “Succubus is a first-and-foremost a wild and brazen mystery-horror film about the most terrifying series of events that could ever befall a guy who let his nether regions do the thinking for him. But beyond the body horror, which is ample, it also comments on the very real vampire that's sucking us all dry -- our screens. As our hero is drawn by an online siren into her dark yet enticing world, he's forced to face all he's left behind, his whole real, meaningful life beyond the glowing rectangle he keeps in his pocket, and try to find a way back to it.”
Todd Slater, owner of Convoke Media stated "Daniel has crafted a story like none that this genre has seen before. He is an incredible storyteller and has created something that I know will make an impact when audiences watch. I'm thrilled to be a part of his vision and the amazing ensemble cast on this one."
R. J. Daniel Hanna is a winner of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellow-ship for Screenwriting. He recently directed the true-story cross-country-cycling dramedy “Hard Miles,” starring Golden Globe-winner Matthew Modine and Oscar-Nominee Sean Astin, to be released in theaters early 2024. Prior to that, Daniel directed the true-story feature “Miss Virginia,” starring Emmy-winner Uzo Aduba, Oscar-Nom Aunjanue Ellis, and Vanessa Williams. The film was listed as a New York Times and USA Today Must-See Fall Movie, won the Audience Award at The Naples Film Festival, and received a limited theatrical release, cable premiere on BET, and streaming deal with Netflix. He also explores storytelling as an editor, with ten features under his belt, including horror film “What Lies Below,” which hit #1 on Netflix, and the disaster-movie “Supercell” starring Alec Baldwin, Anne Heche, and Skeet Ulrich.