RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to THE CLEANSING HOUR, from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural.
In THE CLEANSING HOUR, Max and Drew run a popular webcast that streams “live exorcisms” watched by millions across the globe. In reality, the exorcisms are just elaborately staged hoaxes performed by paid actors. But their fortunes take a turn when one of the actors becomes possessed by an actual demon and takes the crew hostage. In front of a rapidly growing audience, the demon subjects the crew to a series of violent challenges, threatening to expose the dark secrets they’ve been hiding from each other unless they come clean and reveal they’re impostors before the show is over.
The horror film stars Ryan Guzman (The Boy Nextdoor, “9-1-1”), Kyle Gallner (Ghosts of War, Dear White People), and Alix Angelis (The Magnificent Seven, Love’s Last Resort).
THE CLEANSING HOUR was directed by Damien LeVeck (Dark, Deadly & Dreadful) who co-wrote the film alongside Aaron Horwitz, making his feature screenwriting debut.
Bonus features on the DVD include:
- Director Commentary
- On the Set of THE CLEANSING HOUR
- THE CLEANSING HOUR Short Film
THE CLEANSING HOUR will be released on VOD, Digital HD, and DVD on January 19, 2021. RLJE Films will release the film on DVD for an SRP of $27.97.
To learn more about the film, check out our review from Panic Fest!
About RLJE Films
RLJE Films’ recent features include Color Out of Space, based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft story, starring Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson and written and directed by Richard Stanley; and David Ayer’s The Tax Collector starring Bobby Soto and Shia LaBeouf; and The Owners from director Julian Berg and starring Maisie Williams from “Game of Thrones”. Upcoming releases include the critically acclaimed horror film The Dark And The Wicked from Director Bryan Bertino; and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Archenemy starring Joe Manganiello.