By MICHAEL GINGOLD
After knocking out audiences at festivals around the world, the Euroshocker COLD HELL (DIE HÖLLE) is now set to terrorize a wider audience via its Shudder debut, for which a specific date was just confirmed.
The horror streaming service will begin exclusively playing COLD HELL March 15. Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, an Oscar-winner for THE COUNTERFEITERS who also helmed the hit medical chiller ANATOMIE, COLD HELL stars Violetta Schurawlow in a knockout performance as Özge, “a young Turkish-born taxi driver who attends evening classes and is an ambitious Thai-boxer,” according to the official synopsis. “She trains hard and rarely speaks. One day, Özge witnesses a brutal murder. The suspect is an unhinged serial killer, inspired by extremist Islam. Convinced that the woman has seen him, the two enter a tense life-and-death struggle that will leave neither unscathed. In his job at the Vienna Police Department, Christian Steiner [Tobias Moretti] is often contacted by people of immigrant backgrounds. Years ago, his wife left him—taking their child with her. Since then, he’s been living with his father and caring for him as best he can. Steiner finds it very difficult to trust other people, especially women…but now, one desperately needs his help.” The cast also includes also stars Sammy Sheik, Friedrich von Thun and Robert Palfrader; Martin Ambrosch scripted.