The Harrowing – USA, 2017

‘Fear what’s inside you’

The Harrowing is a 2017 psychological horror feature film written, co-produced and directed by Jon Keeyes (Doom RoomFall Down DeadNightmare Box; Suburban Nightmare; Hallow’s End). The movie stars Matthew Tompkins, Arnold Vosloo, Arianne Martin and Michael Ironside.

Plot:

Accused of the ritualistic murder of his best friend, a vice detective bent on finding the truth is plunged into Hell when he goes undercover and discovers that demons might be real…

Background:

Jon Keeyes, writer and director of the film, says “We’ve carefully crafted an intelligent, suspenseful, tense thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats while driving them down a road of psychological twists and turns.

Right out of the gate, we pull them in with an explosive opening sequence, and then keep them guessing as the mystery unfolds until we blow their minds in the final moments. Being able to construct such an intricate puzzle like this – that is both entertaining and thought provoking – has been a joy.”

Matthew Tompkins, producer: “The Harrowing is carefully constructed to be a powerful synergy of elements that make it one of those rare ‘elevated’ genre films with true crossover appeal to a wide variety of hardcore fans…

The film is a potent mix of horror and supernatural elements that underpin a very smart, disturbing, and complicated psychological thriller…the idea of being able to drive the narrative utilising all of these things, to truly pull that off, from both a commercial and artistic perspective, was a fantastic opportunity for us as filmmakers.”

Release:

Available on VOD via Film Mode Entertainment on December 25, 2018.

Main cast:

  • Matthew Tompkins … Ryan Calhoun – Howlers; Nightmare Box
  • Arnold Vosloo … Dr. Franklin Whitney – Odd Thomas; Bones
  • Michael Ironside … Lt. Logan – Patient Seven; The Vagrant; Scanners; et al
  • Arianne Martin … Anne Calhoun
  • Damon Carney … Jack Myers – Hellraiser : Judgement
  • Hayden Tweedie … Ella
  • Erin Marie Garrett … Bethany
  • John Walpole … Karl
  • Morgana Shaw … Jessica
  • Michael Crabtree … Dr. Hoch
  • Susana Gibb … Nurse Decker
  • James Cable … Roy Greenbaum
  • Tom Zembrod … Max
  • Brandi Price … Dana
  • Stephanie Rhodes … Stephanie
  • Gwendolynn Murphy … Detective Jennifer Wilson
  • Chuck Huber … Detective Swinton
  • Billy Blair … Clive
  • Jason Riley Hoss … Guard Johnson
  • Todd Crowell … Orderly Simmons
  • Steven Markel … Congressman Dunning
  • John D. Hickman … Mark (as John Hickman)
  • Tommy Walker Kennedy … Officer Hodges
  • Russell Rakestraw … Erik
  • Paul Holmes … Shon
  • M. Serrano … Orderly Rom
  • Marisol Vera … Officer Vallejo

Production companies:

Wolfclan Productions
Highland Myst Entertainment
Cableye Cinematics

Filming locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA

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