Forsaken – USA, 2016

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‘Evil has chosen…’

Forsaken is a 2016 American supernatural horror film written, co-produced and directed by Justin Price (Alien: Reign of ManDark Moon Rising; The Cloth). The Pikchure Zero Entertainment production stars Michael Catalano, David E. Cazares, Deanna Grace Congo ((Alien: Reign of Man) Tony Gomez, Alex Hinojosa, Johnny R. Llanes, Okami Misuteri, Jeff Monroe, Nissa Nightmare and Michele Soza.

screen-shot-2016-12-29-at-17-52-34When a Priest discovers his wife is deathly ill, he decides to go against his faith and use his knowledge of exorcisms to possess her in order to save her life.

Problems arise once he realises his actions may have evoked the lost souls of all of the people he lost during his time as an exorcist. And now those same lost souls are out for revenge, as they seek another vessel to unleash the ultimate evil. He must now make the ultimate sacrifice or risk the emergence of the Antichrist…

Release:

The film is currently distributed in North America by Uncork’d Entertainment and is available via Amazon Prime.

In the UK, Forsaken was released on DVD by Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment on 29 August 2016.

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Buy: Amazon.co.uk

Reviews:

“One or two moments aside, this is a dull, confusing affair with a lack of any real structure to guide viewers smoothly through the bumpier narrative moments. Potentially good ideas are squandered in rambling conversations, the acting is pretty poor, and it’s pretty impossible to care about even one of the main characters.” Kevin Matthews, Letterboxd

Forsaken is a terrible movie with no redeeming qualities. No unintentionally funny scenes, no memorable scenes, no good performances. Painfully boring, terribly acted, poorly written. Avoid at all costs.” Kuba Grzeca, Horror News

“This is one muddled mess of a flick … The music mostly drowned out any dialogue. The dialogue sucked anyhow. The picture was grainy as well. Near the end, it takes an absurd turn which doesn’t help the film’s cause.” Shawn, Letterboxd

Cast and characters:

  • Micheal Catalano … Emily
  • David E. Cazares … Paul
  • Deanna Grace Congo … Dark Emily
  • Tony Gomez … Father Townsend
  • Alex Hinojosa … Vito
  • Johnny R. Llanes … Dr. Edwin
  • Okami Misuteri … Billy
  • Jeff Monroe … Solomon
  • Nissa Nightmare … Kensie
  • Michele Soza … Elizabeth
  • Gregorio Trevino … Young Father Townsend

Technical details:

89 minutes

Notes:

This movie should not be confused with The Forsaken by J. S. Cardone (2001).

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