Magnet Releasing has unveiled the official poster, trailer, and release date for one of the horror faves featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, aptly titled CENSOR. Make sure you check out the trailer below and mark your calendars!
Film censor Enid takes pride in her meticulous work, guarding unsuspecting audiences from the deleterious effects of watching the gore-filled decapitations and eye gougings she pores over. Her sense of duty to protect is amplified by guilt over her inability to recall details of the long-ago disappearance of her sister, recently declared dead in absentia. When Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories, she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past.
The film stars Niamh Algar (“Raised by Wolves”, Wrath of Man), who gives a star-making performance as Enid. CENSOR is directed by Prano Bailey-Bond, who co-wrote the screenplay with Anthony Fletcher.
Magnet Releasing will release CENSOR in theaters on June 11th, 2021, and then On-Demand on June 18th, 2021. To learn more about the film, check out our review from Sundance!
Magnet is the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, specializing in films from the vanguard of horror, action, comedy and Asian cinema, and the home of genre classics like Tomas Alfredson’s Let the Right One In, Takeshi Miike’s 13 Assassins, Christopher Smith’s Black Death, Ti West’s The House of the Devil, Andre Ovredal‘s Trollhunter, Gareth Edward‘s Monsters, Neil Marshall’s sword and sandals bloodbath Centurion, and Tony Jaa’s Ong Bak trilogy, and the terrifying V/H/S and ABCS OF DEATH anthologies to name a few.
Recent releases include all-female-helmed horror anthology film XX, legendary director Takashi Miike’s 100th film Blade of the Immortal, Roxanne Benjamin’s survival thriller Body at Brighton Rock, Swedish sci-fi thriller Aniara, Michael Beach Nichols’ urban legend nightmare Wrinkles The Clown; Sundance horror-thriller Amulet, the feature directorial debut of actress-turned-filmmaker Romola Garai; John Hyams directed thriller Alone; Brea Grant’s horror film 12 Hour Shift; and Ip Man: Kung Fu Master, a Chinese action film about Bruce Lee’s famous mentor.
Upcoming releases include Telluride and Venice Film Festival selection Mandibles, a new French comedy from Quentin Dupieux; Danish thriller Enforcement, which was also a Venice Film Festival Critics’ Week official selection; and Mads Mikkelsen action-thriller Riders of Justice.
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