IFC Films Buys Psychological Thriller ‘Stopmotion’ Ahead of Fantastic Fest Debut (Exclusive)

IFC Films has acquired North American and select International rights to “Stopmotion,” a psychological horror film that will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest this September.

The indie distributor will release the movie in theaters in 2024, followed by a streaming debut on Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thrillers and other films about the supernatural.

IFC’s parent company is AMC.Directed by Robert Morgan, “Stopmotion” stars Aisling Franciosi (“The Nightingale”) as Ella Blake, a stop-motion animator who is struggling to control her demons after the loss of her overbearing mother.

Suddenly alone in the world, she creates a macabre new puppet film, while struggling to maintain her sanity.

As Ella’s mind starts to fracture, the characters in her animated film take on a terrifying life of their own, and the unleashed power of her imagination threatens to destroy her.“IFC and Shudder are ecstatic to bring…

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