Ashes – USA, 2018

‘Laugh after death’

Ashes is a 2018 American horror feature film written and directed by Barry Jay (Killer Therapy; writer of Patient Seven wraparound story and The Chosen). The movie stars Jeremy Isaiah Earl, Damien Diaz and Maria Olsen.

After a family’s “black sheep” aunt passes away, they’re reluctant and creeped out to receive her cremated ashes. But when a series of strange, supernatural misfortunes beset them, they’ll have to go through hell to be rid of her angry spirit once and for all…


“The film’s tagline is “Laugh after death”. So that sets up the overall tone you should expect. But in the end, the film is unable to pull through with that humor intact. It’s a great way to set up this particular family’s way of life and the light-hearted bonds they share, but there needs to be some genuine, real world reactions and consequences paired with the supernatural events depicted here.” Michael Klug, Horrorfreak News

Cast and characters:

  • Jeremy Isaiah Earl … Duane
  • Damien Diaz … Ty
  • Maria Olsen … Gail
  • Elizabeth Keener … Ellyn
  • Elaine Partnow … Caroline
  • Michael Shacket … Young Jay
  • Emma Mumford … Young Ellyn
  • Yumarie Morales … Melanie
  • Casey James Knight … Chip
  • Brandon Lamberty … Jay
  • Angelique Maurnae … Camille
  • Melinda DeKay … Aunt Marion
  • Parker Wright … Ronnie
  • Robert Smith … Uncle Don

Filming locations:

Los Angeles, California

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