The Resident aka The Sublet (Canada, 2015)


‘It’s waiting for you…’

The Sublet – aka The Resident – is a 2015 Canadian horror film directed by John Ainslie (writer of Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer) from a screenplay co-written with Alyson Richards. It stars Tianna Nori, Mark Matechuk and Krista Madison.


Joanna is a new mother attempting to cope with her baby alone in an odd sublet apartment. While her husband continually neglects her and the baby to focus on his career, Joanna begins to questions her sanity. Moreover, she also discovers the apartment has a violent history and suspects that the building may be haunted…

The film is released on DVD on May 22, 2017 by Second Sight.




The Sublet succeeds in creating a creepy, psychological suspense film. It doesn’t just toy with your feelings, but dives right into them as you question what is and isn’t real alongside Joanne. Tianna Nori’s excellent performance helps makes Joanne’s journey into isolation feel earned by the film’s conclusion.” Ricky Church, Flickering Myth

“While you can describe this movie as a psychological thriller, make no mistake that the anxiety, pressure and dread that build up are indeed horrifying to watch, culminating in a bloody ending that is both sad and chilling to watch.” Jeff Fountain, Geek Chic Elite

“After a 70-minute simmer, Ainslie brings the whole thing to boiling point, rendering a relentlessly feral finale and, despite the sudden volte-face in favour of some serious bloodletting, it makes for an impetuous and fitting conclusion. Nonetheless, the film’s most potent facet is its cutting depiction of the baby blues and the underlying postulation that everything could in fact be a terrifying manifestation of Joanna’s postpartum psychosis.” Howard Gorman, Scream magazine

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