The feature film directorial debut by Kyle Edward Ball, Skinamarink has been one of the most buzzed-about horror movies since its premiere at Fantasia Fest, and if you haven't seen it yet, your wait won't be long, as IFC Midnight will release the film in theaters on January 13th ahead of its streaming release on Shudder in 2023:

Press Release: NEW YORK – December 5, 2022 – Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, and IFC Midnight announced today a theatrical run for the highly-anticipated paranormal thriller Skinamarink beginning Friday, January 13, 2023 ahead of the film’s streaming debut on Shudder. Written, directed and produced by Kyle Edward Ball, making his directorial debut, the film had its premiere at Fantasia Fest and has since taken social media by storm creating an unprecedented viral sensation for an independently produced horror film.

Said Ball: “I’m thrilled that after months of keeping it secret, I can finally tell everyone that my weird movie is going to be in theaters and on Shudder!”

In Skinamarink, two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished. To cope with the strange situation, the two bring pillows and blankets to the living room and settle into a quiet slumber party situation. They play well worn videotapes of cartoons to fill the silence of the house and distract from the frightening and inexplicable situation. All the while in the hopes that eventually some grown-ups will come to rescue them. However, after a while it becomes clear that something is watching over them.

The film stars Lucas Paul, Dali Rose Tetreault, Ross Paul and Jaime Hill and is executive produced by Edmon Rotea, Ava Karvonen, Bonnie Lewis, Alan Lewis, Josh Doke and Jonathan Barkan.

The acquisition deal was negotiated by Emily Gotto, VP of Global Acquisitions & Co-Productions on behalf of Shudder and Peter Castro of BayView Entertainment on behalf of the filmmaker.


Genre: Paranormal

Country: Canada

Runtime: 100 min

Year: 2022

Language: English

Rating: NA


AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. For a 7-day, risk-free trial, visit


Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent film. Its unique distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on digital and cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) platform, reaching nearly 50 million homes.

Current and upcoming releases include Chloe Okuno’s WATCHER, Andrew Seaman’s RESURRECTION, Hannah Bergholm’s Sundance critical hit HATCHING, and Eskil Vogt’s THE INNOCENTS. Some of the company’s successes have included Andy Nyman’s critical darling GHOST STORIES, André Øvredal’s box-office success THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, Peter Strickland’s modern giallo BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, Natalie Erika James’ RELIC, SWALLOW from Carlo Mirabella Davis and the award-winning and cultural phenomenon THE BABADOOK. IFC Midnight is a sister label to IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.


For over 20 years, BayView Entertainment has been a full-service media company committed to acquiring, developing, producing, marketing, and distributing audio-visual content. With a catalog of over 3,500 titles across a wide range of genres, BayView has been home to some of the biggest names in the industry, including titles that have been nominated for or won Independent Spirit Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and NAACP Image Awards, as well as premiered at festivals such as TIFF, Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW, Tribeca, and Fantasia.

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