Ahead of its Berlin International Film Festival debut, Jennifer Reeder’s Perpetrator has released its first clip and poster. The horror-noir will premiere at Berlinale on February 17 prior to its release on horror-focused streaming service Shudder. It marks Reeder’s second Berlinale debut following her 2019 breakout Knives and Skin, and her third collaboration with Shudder after the 2022 Night’s End.
Perpetrator focuses on Jonny (Kiah McKirnan), an about to turn 18-year-old who’s sent to live with her estranged aunt Hildie (Alicia Silverstone). On her birthday, Jonny undergoes a “radical metamorphosis” called the Forevering, a family spell that redefines her. With the change underway, a now feral Jonny sets out to find the person behind a case of several missing teen girls at her new school.
The film was written and directed by Reeder, and produced by Gregory Chambet of WTFilms and Derek Bishé for Divide/Conquer. Trevor Groth and Sarah Hong executive produced for 30West, along with Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath for Divide/Conquer, Dimitri Stephanides for WTFilms, and Emily Gotto for Shudder. Additional cast includes Christopher Lowell, Casimere Jollette, Ilirida Memedovski, Sasha Kuznetsov, Greta Stolte, Melanie Liburd, and Ireon Roach.
Perpetrator is coming soon to Shudder. Check out the clip and poster below: