Missing Shiv Roy? Catch this psychological horror film on Netflix this week
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Missing Shiv Roy? Catch this psychological horror film on Netflix this week

If you’re a fan of Sarah Snook’s mesmerising performance as the twisted and ambitious Shiv Roy in Succession, you are in for a treat. Run Rabbit Run promises to take viewers on a thrilling ride this week on Netflix.

The psychological horror flick, directed by Daina Reid and written by Hannah Kent, is set to premiere on Netflix this week.

Run Rabbit Run tells the story of Sarah (played by Snook) and her young daughter Mia (Lily LaTorre). Sarah becomes increasingly disturbed by Mia’s claims of memories from another life. As Mia’s recollections stir up painful memories from their family’s past, Sarah spirals into unease and paranoia. 

The film’s cast also includes Damon Herriman and Greta Scacchi. Early reviews of the film have raved about Snook’s arresting performance.

Initially, the project had Elisabeth Moss attached to it, with XYZ Films and Daina Reid in the director’s chair. Moss, who had previously collaborated with Reid on the acclaimed television series The Handmaid’s Tale, may have been a great fit, but Snook is more than capable of delivering dramatically charged performances.

Reid spoke about Snook’s work in Run Rabbit Run to FilmInk, noting, “..we were so amazingly fortunate to get Sarah Snook in this role, who is the most astonishing actor. I’m watching Sarah’s face all day, every day. And it really is an extraordinary thing to witness.”

Moss had to step down from the project due to scheduling conflicts. In December 2021, Snook joined the cast. Filming took place on location in Melbourne, Victoria, and Waikerie, South Australia.

Run Rabbit Run garnered significant attention after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 20on. Some critics, who are also ardent fans of the horror genre found it to be relying on too many classic horror tropes, mentioning how some parts of it harks back to Hereditary and The Babadook. Some have praised the script and camerawork.

Viewers in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and some other territories can dive into this chilling tale of a family haunted by secrets and unsettling memories on June 28th.