Netflix continues to snatch up what seems like every indie horror movie for its streaming service. The latest is the Iranian period piece, Under the Shadow, which is set to premiere at the Sundance Film festival’s Midnight section. The plot centers around Shideh, a woman left alone with her daughter, Dorsa, while her husband is fighting in the Iran-Iraq war. As the bombs from Iraqi air raids fall nearer to her home, Dorsa exhibits signs of illness and further disturbing behavior.
Netflix will have all streaming rights to the film which they purchased ahead of the Sundance premiere.