Villains is a 2019 American horror-comedy film written and directed by Dan Berk and Robert Olsen. It stars Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe, Blake Baumgartner, Jeffrey Donovan and Kyra Sedgwick.
It had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 9, 2019. It is scheduled to be released on September 20, 2019, by Gunpowder & Sky.
After a pair of amateur criminals break into a suburban home, they stumble upon a dark secret that two sadistic homeowners will do anything to keep from getting out.
Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s script for Villains was featured on the 2016 Black List, an annual list of the most-liked unproduced screenplays of that year. Development began with the casting of Bill Skarsgård and Maika Monroe in the lead roles in March 2018. Two weeks later, Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Donovan joined the cast, and principal photography began that same week in New York City. On April 13, 2018, Donovan posted on Twitter that he had wrapped for Villains
It had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 9, 2019. Shortly after, Gunpowder & Sky acquired distribution rights to the film with the intent to release it in mid-2019. It is scheduled to be released on September 20, 2019.