Arbor Demon aka Enclosure – USA, 2016


‘Don’t breathe’

Arbor Demon – formerly Enclosure – is a 2016 American horror film directed by Patrick Rea (Fun Size Horror: Volume Two; The Invoking 2; Nailbiter) from a screenplay co-written with Michelle Davidson.

A couple’s romantic camping trip is cut short after a group of nearby hunters are brutally killed by a mysterious creature. As the creature turns its focus on the couple, they must fight for their survival while their shelter is destroyed…


The film is due for a North American VOD release on February 3, 2017 via Gravitas Ventures.

Main cast:

Jake Busey (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series; Most Likely to Die; Nazis at the Center of the Earth), Fiona Dourif (The Medium; Fear Clinic; Curse of Chucky), Kevin Ryan, Michelle Mills.


“Some cartoonish effects and digital compositing do let the side down, robbing chunks of fear factor from the tense, siege-like tent sequences and leaving the monsters lacking, but the dramatic threads playing out remain consistently compelling…” Gareth Jones, Dread Central


“By the end, Enclosure has far outstayed its welcome, lumbered with a decent concept that is neither fully developed, nor has enough scare potential to properly sell it. Among all of the other forest-based horror movies, this is tame, and often quite boring stuff.” Joey Keogh, Wicked Horror

“Patrick Rea’s Enclosure is a solid if not perfect supernatural allegory about motherhood that boasts a well-written script and a few genuinely creepy moments. It’s well worth the effort of a bag of microwaved popcorn and an hour-and-a-half on the couch.” Tom Holland’s Terror Time


“A frightening and fraught story elevated by strong performances and some intense creature designs. Predator meets The Descent by way of The Hallow.” Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News

“Director Patrick Rea builds a great little horror film that relies on simplicity and builds some remarkable tension and mounting terror. Rea’s production is tight and he brings the best out of his cast, including Jake Busey who is deliciously slimy. The film’s villain is absolutely creepy, especially when you glimpse at the utterly unnerving make up effects.” Cinema Crazed


Filmed locations:

Charleston, South Carolina

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