AMC Network’s Shudder has acquired rights to Canadian director Rob Jabbaz’s feature debut, The Sadness. The film stars Regina Lei (76 Horror Bookstore) and Berant Zhu (We Are Champions, How to Train Our Dragon), and will launch exclusively on the premium horror thriller streamer beginning May 12 in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
I only have maybe two or three other people who write for this site who are more suited to discuss horror cinema. Regardless, the genre I usually cover sometimes veers into the gruesome and horrific enough that my own viewing experience ultimately warrants some growth along the way, and so upon covering Fantasia, I couldn’t resist checking out The Sadness, the feature directorial debut of Taiwan-based Canadian filmmaker Rob Jabbaz who, as of this write-up, just won Best First Feature out of the festival.
THE SADNESS: A Breakdown Of The Blood-Flooded, Hyper-Violent NSFW Trailer For Rob Jabbaz’s Explosive New Horror
Since writing for this awesome website, I’ve seen many trailers. Sometimes I request to write up particular ones before other writers can claim them, sometimes they are sent to me by the editor because he thinks a film would be my cup of tea. So when he sent me the trailer for The Sadness, which all I could see from a still was that it was some kind of horror film, I eagerly clicked play. There is no other way to write about this trailer than to give you a play by play of my thoughts: