Shudder has launched the trailer for its latest unique enterprise, Kandisha, streaming completely on the horror platform on July 22. From Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, greatest identified for his or her movies Inside and Furious, the movie was a variety at each the Sitges and Chattanooga Movie Festivals, following the story of three younger ladies who’re tormented by the looks of a vengeful feminine demon.
Primarily based on the Moroccan folks legend of the identical title, the Candyman-esque trailer follows Amélie, Bintou, and Morjana (performed by French actresses Mathilde Lamusse, Samarcande Saadi, and Suzy Bemba) as they invoke a fierce demon, whose title they uncover in a crumbling residence block they’re adorning with graffiti. “Aicha Kandisha,” one in every of them calls after drawing a Satanic star on the wall of her bathtub in blood, talking what she thinks is an empty risk in opposition to her ex-boyfriend who assaulted her.
A lot in the identical method that calling for Candyman within the lavatory mirror wreaks havoc, invoking Kandicha does the identical, when she not solely comes for Amélie’s (Lamusse) ex, however for 2 different males as properly, with three useless within the span of two days. The ladies should determine learn how to break the curse and banish Kandisha from whence she got here — with out getting dragged down along with her.
In accordance with Moroccan fable, Kandisha (initially spelled Qandicha) is the spirit of a phenomenal younger lady with the legs of a hoofed animal, like a goat or camel, who is claimed, when summoned, to make use of her magnificence to seduce males earlier than maddening, maiming, or killing them. Maury and Bustillo’s movie seems to comply with intently to the folkloric custom, giving audiences glimpses of the monster on this first trailer with out ever totally revealing her. The three younger ladies are determined to cease her regardless of this, consulting with non secular consultants who give them two choices — however the trailer ceases earlier than audiences can uncover what they’re, giving Shudder subscribers and horror fanatics alike one thing really demonic and spine-chilling to sit up for.
Kandisha is written and directed by Maury and Bustillo, and is produced by Wassim Béji, Delphine Clot, and Guillaume Lemans. It’ll stream completely on Shudder on July 22 within the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Eire, Australia, and New Zealand, in addition to by way of the Shudder providing throughout the AMC+ bundle the place out there. Try the trailer under:
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