Shudder Takes a Dive into Norwegian 'Lake of Death'

TrustNordisk has pre-sold Nini Bull Robsahm’s high-concept psychological Norwegian horror film Lake of Death to Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service, for six territories, including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, reports Variety.

The film is an adaptation of André Bjerke’s classic 1942 Norwegian novel “Lake of the Dead”.

Lake of Death follows a small group of friends who a battle to survive in the middle of the forests and fjords of Norway. The story is based on Norwegian legend thought to be an innocent folklore.

Budgeted at $2.5 million, Lake of Death stars Iben Akerlie, Jacob Andersen Schoyen, Jonathan Harboe and Sohia Lie.

Lake of Death is produced by Thomas Robsahm and Fredrik Pryser for Canopy Film in association with Pryserfilm with support form the Norwegian Film Institute. Robsahm, who is best-known for directing Manhunt and Amnesia, is one the few female directors thriving within the crime genre in Scandinavia.

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