History of Evil

Monday, February 12, 2024

East Coast Premiere! Followed by a Q&A with star Paul Wesley moderated by Sam Zimmerman, Shudder VP of Programming.

“A family on the run from a corrupt state in the near-future takes refuge in a safe farmhouse, unaware that the evil past of the place may be more dangerous than they could ever think. Bo Mirhosseni’s incisive horror film uses political discourse to examine the horrors of the near-and-far past and the ways in which fascism and evil continue to thrive. Produced by Babak Anvari, who is no stranger to the genre, HISTORY OF EVIL thrives on ratcheting the tension for the audience through its brief running time, looking to wrangle every ounce of horror it can from its story. Not for the weak-of-heart, this breathless tale features amazing performances from Star Trek’s Paul Wesley and Orange is the New Black star Jackie Cruz, as well as an entire cast of incredible performers. Landing like a bomb in the midst of the political discourse and upheaval of our day and age, Mirhosseni’s film is a cautionary tale for those astute enough to listen.” — Evrim Ersoy, Beyond Fest

Official Selection: Beyond Fest

This special screening of HISTORY OF EVIL is the latest installment in “Shudder Showcase at IFC Center,” a monthly series that serves up special advance screenings of some of Shudder’s most exciting and provocative upcoming titles. The program offers sneak previews of some of the most talked-about genre films of the year in optimal conditions—on the big screen, in the company of fans. Each screening is hosted by Shudder’s VP of Programming Sam Zimmerman or another special guest, with free popcorn for Shudder subscribers, along with giveaways and more.

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 97 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Shudder
  • Director Bo Mirhosseni
  • Cast Paul Wesley, Jackie Cruz, Murphee Bloom
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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