Shudder Adds Mosquito State to Summer of Chills Lineup


AMC Networks’ Shudder streaming service has acquired exclusive rights to the psycho-thriller Mosquito State for release in North America, the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Mosquito State joins Shudder’s previously announced Summer of Chills lineup, which features new film premieres every week through August. From director Filip Jan Rymsza and co-written by Rymsza and Mario Zermeno, it was an official selection of the Venice Film Festival in 2020, where it was awarded the Bisato d’Oro for Best Cinematography.

In Mosquito State, isolated in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca (Beau Knapp) sees ominous patterns: His computer models are behaving erratically, as are the swarms of mosquitos breeding in his apartment, an infestation that attends his psychological meltdown.

Craig Engler, general manager of Shudder, said: “Mosquito State is a masterful allegory for the 2007 financial crisis—Wall Street meets The Fly—and serves as the perfect ending to Shudder’s Summer of Chills. Filip Jan Rymsza is very much in command of the ominous, building psycho-horror throughout the film, and we cannot wait for our audience to experience it.”

“After an amazing festival run, I’m excited to share Mosquito State with Shudder’s passionate, ever-growing fanbase,” said Rymsza.