December 2, 2023

Evil Takes Root. Shudder has dropped the eerie trailer for the Original horror movie MANDRAKE. Coming to the streamer on Thursday, November 10

Evil takes root, especially in Shudder’s haunting and powerful original horror movie MANDRAKE. The film, which premiered at the 2022 Glasgow Film Festival, is the debut feature from director Lynne Davison from a script by Matt Harvey and has all the hallmarks of an instant classic. And now, the movie starring The Dark Mile’s Deidre Mullins is heading to Shudder as part of the November horror fest.

The movie looks particularly terrifying and taps into every parent’s worst nightmare. I.e., two child abductions, and a seemingly rehabilitated child killer back walking the streets. But don’t take my word for it. Grab a cushion and hit play on the trailer below.


Mandrake follows probation officer Cathy Madden, who is given the task of rehabilitating notorious killer ‘Bloody’ Mary Laidlaw back into society after twenty years in jail. Cathy has always believed that every client deserves a shot at redemption, but her beliefs are firmly tested when two children disappear near Mary’s farm.

Filmed and situated in Northern Ireland, Mandrake, which premiered at the 2022 Glasgow Film Festival, is the debut feature from director Lynne Davison from a script by Matt Harvey. The film stars Deidre Mullins (The Dark Mile and TV’s Man Down), Derbhle Crotty (Notes on a Scandal), Jude Hill (Belfast) and Paul Kennedy (House of The Dragon). Mandrake is produced by Marie-Therese Mackle.

Mandrake Shudder Key Art


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Mandrake looks increasingly terrifying, and the idea of a rehabilitated child killer walking the streets alongside our children is a terrifying prospect. One that will resonate with the parent inside us all. But can Lynne Davison harness the true horror of the material and deliver the horror movie we’re all hoping for? That remains to be seen, but on the strength of this trailer and the buzz coming out of the Glasgow Film Festival, I’d say Mandrake is a shoo-in to headline our winter watchlist. And that is newsworthy enough.

Will you be checking out Lynne Davison’s Mandrake? Sound off in the section below. We’d love to hear from you.

Source: Shudder


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