Hot on the heels of its 2022 Sundance Film Festival World Premiere, and most recently screened at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival, Chloe Okuno‘s (V/H/S/94) WATCHER has been confirmed to open theatrically this coming June 3rd through IFC Films with Shudder taking the film’s first streaming window.
Directed by Okuno, from a screenplay she-cowrite with Zack Ford, and starring Maika Monroe (It Follows, Greta), Karl Glusman (Love), and Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises, “Halo”) Watcher shadows Julia (Monroe) as she accepts to accompany her husband (Glusman) when he relocates to his family’s native Romania to take on a new job. Having recently abandoned her acting career, she suffers frequent bouts of loneliness and despair. One night, scanning her surroundings from her window, she spots a strange figure in an adjacent building that appears to be staring at her. Not long after this incident, when alone in a local cinema, that same sensation of someone observing her intensifies, and Julia becomes convinced that she is being followed: Could it be the same mysterious neighbor? Meanwhile, a serial killer known as “The Spider” prowls the city.
Watcher will release in theaters from June 3, 2022, and in the meantime, we’ll leave you with the first official teaser: