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  • Writer's pictureCody Fuhrman

[Review] Out Today on Shudder - Ivan Kavanagh's Latest Feature "Son"

After a cult breaks into her home and attempts to kidnap her son, a young mother (played by Andi Matichak) must confront her dark past if she wants to save his life.

Andi Matichak & Emile Hirsch in Son - Photo courtesy of RLJE Films & Shudder

Son follows a seemingly wholesome mother & son duo, Laura (Andi Matichak) and David (Luke David Blumm) are awakened one night by intruders inside their home. When Laura phones the police, Paul (Emile Hirsch) and Steve (Cranston Johnson) arrive just as David's health starts rapidly declining and he is rushed to the local hospital. Young David begins suffering from increasing psychosis and convulsions, the source of his crippling illness a mystery to hospital doctors.

Emile Hirsch & Luke David Blumm in Son - Photo courtesy of RLJE Films & Shudder

Believing his best hopes for survival lay outside hospital grounds, Laura (Andi Matichak) takes David (Luke David Blumm) and they flee by car, heading to the home of her childhood friend Jimmy Naegle (Blaine Maye). Laura's instincts tell her David's illness is linked to something from her past, something she cannot quite remember, so she seeks out Jimmy, hoping for some answers. Jimmy paints a terrifying portrait of their abusive childhood and Laura soon realizes the cult that may be after David - the ones responsible for making him ill - are far more evil than she could have ever imagined.

Son (2021) - Photo courtesy of RLJE Films & Shudder

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced that Son will be available exclusively to stream on the platform starting on July 8, 2021. As a Shudder exclusive, the platform will be the only subscription service that will carry the film in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Son is Written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh (The Canal, Never Grow Old), SON stars Andi Matichak (Halloween franchise, Assimilate), Emile Hirsch (The Autopsy of Jane Doe), and Luke David Blumm (The King of Staten Island).

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