‘Glorious’ Trailer: JK Simmons Is A Rest Stop Glory Hole God Monster In Shudder’s New Horror-Comedy

If you need a reason to add Shudder as yet another subscription service, how’s this: Glorious stars JK Simmons as the voice of a monster god that resides in a glory hole in a rest area bathroom stall.

You read that right.

The Oscar-winning actor voices the Lovecraftian glory hole god monster in the new horror-comedy by Rebekah McKendry (Tales of Halloween). Also starring is True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten as a down-on-his-luck, hungover due who starts up a chit-chat with the creature. It can only get weirder from there.

The filmmaker and her husband David lucked into attracting Simmons, who happens to be a HUGE fan of Lovecraft. They got help from cinematographer David Matthews (Jakob’s Wife), who happens to be friends with Simmons.

Also starring Sylvia Grace Krim, Tordy Clark, and André Lamar, Glorious hits Shudder on August 18th, so get those subscriptions in place now.

Glorious follows as, spiraling out after a bad breakup, Wes (Ryan Kwanten) ends up at a remote rest stop miles away from civilization. His situation worsens after he finds himself locked inside the bathroom with a mysterious figure (J.K. Simmons) speaking to him from an adjacent stall. As Wes tries to escape, he finds himself an unwilling player in a situation bigger and more terrible than he could possibly imagine…


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.