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The Shrouds: Release Date, Plot, Cast And More

The Shrouds

David Cronenberg has been an important pillar of the horror genre with some incredible movies like Crimes of the Future, The Fly, Videodrome, and Dead Ringers being a part of his filmography. Joining these well-renowned movies is Cronenberg’s next adventure, The Shrouds, which will be written and directed by him, and we’re here to tell you all about it.

A teaser trailer of The Shrouds is more than enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine so it’s only a matter of time before we find out what the actual movie might do. To know more details about The Shrouds, make sure you read this article until the very end because this is an arthouse horror movie that you wouldn’t want to miss out on.

What is the Plot of The Shrouds?

The premise of The movie revolves around the protagonist, Karsh, who is a businessman and has been beyond devasted following the demise of his wife. Karsh decides to invent a revolutionary technology that might raise some eyebrows, GraveTech.

This technology enables people to monitor dead people in their shrouds. However, one incident leaves Karsh’s wife’s grave destroyed amongst several others, and he takes it upon himself to catch the person who did it all.

The Cast of The Shrouds

One of the most attractive elements of The Shrouds is the talented and versatile cast of the movie. Vincent Cassel will lead the movie as he plays the role of Karsh, the prominent businessman. You might recognize this talented French actor from his previous work in movies like Black Swan, One Wild Moment, Eastern Promises, and The Crimson Rivers amongst several others.

The Cast of The Shrouds
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Joining Cassel in the cast of The Shrouds are Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds, Troy), Guy Pearce (The Time Machine, Momento), Sandrine Holt (Black Robe, Air), Elizabeth Saunders (Mary Kills People, Clarice), and Jennifer Dale (Stone Cold Dead, Clara).

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When and Where Can You Watch The Shrouds?

For all those who have been looking forward to David Cronenberg’s next movie, The Shrouds, won’t have to wait too long. The world premiere of the upcoming horror movie will take place on May 20, 2024, at the Cannes Film Festival.

As for the theatrical release, The Shrouds will be available in select theaters from September 25 later in the year. So, make sure you mark your calendars!


David Cronenberg’s movies are almost always one of a kind, and The Shrouds will be no exception. Do let us know in the comments what you think about The Shrouds so far, and if you will be adding it to your watchlist!