Flying Lotus’ Sundance Thriller ‘Kuso’ Lands at Shudder for July Release

AMC Networks’ Shudder has bought North American and UK/Ireland rights to Flying Lotus’ horror thriller “Kuso,” which prompted walkouts when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Kuso” will be available on the Shudder suspense-horror streaming service and play theatrically in New York and Los Angeles from July 21.

“Kuso” marks the feature directorial debut from Steve, the filmmaking alter-ego of Steve Ellison, better known as music producer, DJ and rapper Flying Lotus. He’s released five studio albums and received two Grammy nominations including one for his work on Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly.”

“Kuso” depicts the aftermath of Los Angeles’s worst earthquake nightmare through music, special effects and animation to take a look at the dark history of America. The film is produced by Eddie Alcazar, and features  Hannibal Buress, Anders Holm, Tim Heidecker and funk musician George Clinton. It includes an original score and musical collaborations with Aphex Twin and Akira Yamaoka.

Shudder GM Linda Pan said, “’Kuso’ pushes the boundaries of filmmaking and we’re delighted to be working with Steve on this highly unique film, as Shudder continues it’s commitment to bringing new and innovative programming to its community.”

The deal was brokered on behalf of Brainfeeder Films by Nate Bolotin for XYZ Films and CAA.

Dennis Harvey said in his review for Variety: “Nearly every year at the Sundance Film Festival, some out-there entry ekes a modicum of press attention from reports that viewers fainted, barfed, or walked out en masse. This year, that film would be Midnight selection “Kuso,” though so far the drama hasn’t escalated beyond walkouts (an apparent sizable minority at public screenings, a majority at the press screening attended).

 

 

More Film

  • 'Billionaire Boys Club' Review

    Film Review: 'Billionaire Boys Club'

    AMC Networks’ Shudder has bought North American and UK/Ireland rights to Flying Lotus’ horror thriller “Kuso,” which prompted walkouts when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. “Kuso” will be available on the Shudder suspense-horror streaming service and play theatrically in New York and Los Angeles from July 21. “Kuso” marks the feature […]

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    'Crazy Rich Asians' to Top 'The Meg's' Second Weekend

    AMC Networks’ Shudder has bought North American and UK/Ireland rights to Flying Lotus’ horror thriller “Kuso,” which prompted walkouts when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. “Kuso” will be available on the Shudder suspense-horror streaming service and play theatrically in New York and Los Angeles from July 21. “Kuso” marks the feature […]

  • Running for Grace

    Film Review: 'Running for Grace'

    AMC Networks’ Shudder has bought North American and UK/Ireland rights to Flying Lotus’ horror thriller “Kuso,” which prompted walkouts when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. “Kuso” will be available on the Shudder suspense-horror streaming service and play theatrically in New York and Los Angeles from July 21. “Kuso” marks the feature […]

  • Love 1. Dog Review

    Sarajevo Film Review: ‘Love 1. Dog’

    AMC Networks’ Shudder has bought North American and UK/Ireland rights to Flying Lotus’ horror thriller “Kuso,” which prompted walkouts when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. “Kuso” will be available on the Shudder suspense-horror streaming service and play theatrically in New York and Los Angeles from July 21. “Kuso” marks the feature […]

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg

    Jeffrey Katzenberg on Oscars' New Popular Film Category Controversy

    AMC Networks’ Shudder has bought North American and UK/Ireland rights to Flying Lotus’ horror thriller “Kuso,” which prompted walkouts when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. “Kuso” will be available on the Shudder suspense-horror streaming service and play theatrically in New York and Los Angeles from July 21. “Kuso” marks the feature […]

  • Most-Anticipated Fall Movies 2018: 'A Star

    Fall Movie Preview 2018: 'Venom,' 'A Star Is Born,' 'Halloween'

    AMC Networks’ Shudder has bought North American and UK/Ireland rights to Flying Lotus’ horror thriller “Kuso,” which prompted walkouts when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. “Kuso” will be available on the Shudder suspense-horror streaming service and play theatrically in New York and Los Angeles from July 21. “Kuso” marks the feature […]

  • Aretha Franklin 1972

    Aretha on Screen: What's the Fate of Jennifer Hudson Biopic and Embattled 'Amazing Grace' Doc?

    AMC Networks’ Shudder has bought North American and UK/Ireland rights to Flying Lotus’ horror thriller “Kuso,” which prompted walkouts when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. “Kuso” will be available on the Shudder suspense-horror streaming service and play theatrically in New York and Los Angeles from July 21. “Kuso” marks the feature […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content