The Devil’s Bath on Shudder
Anja Plaschg in Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala’s THE DEVIL’S BATH. Courtesy of Ulrich Seid Film Produktion & Heimatfilm. A Shudder Release

Shudder has announced the streaming debut of The Devil’s Bath, the highly anticipated film from Austrian horror auteurs Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (Goodnight Mommy, The Lodge), ahead of its North American premiere at the 2024 Tribeca Festival. The film celebrated its world premiere earlier this year at Berlinale 2024 and recently garnered eleven nominations for the 2024 Austrian Film Awards, including Best Film. Shudder will release The Devil’s Bath this summer on June 28, 2024.

In 1750 Austria, a deeply religious woman named Agnes has just married her beloved, but her mind and heart soon grow heavy as her life becomes a long list of chores and expectations. Day after day, she is increasingly trapped in a murky and lonely path leading to evil thoughts until the possibility of committing a shocking act of violence seems like the only way out of her inner prison.

Giving a voice to the invisible and unheard women of the rural past, The Devil’s Bath is based on historical court records about a shocking, hitherto unexplored chapter of European history.

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The Devil’s Bath will premiere as part of the Tribeca Festival’s Midnight category. Other films in this section are:

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  • Mars: In this outrageous animated comedy, a ragtag group of misfits embark on a wild space adventure to Mars, only to discover they’ve been bamboozled by a billionaire.
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