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  • 2014
  • US
  • 89 min
  • Directed by: Riley Stearns
  • Written by: Riley Stearns
  • Cast: Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jon Gries

Ansel (Orser) is a supposed cult expert tasked with deprogramming traumatised cult follower Claire (Winstead), but it becomes increasingly unclear who's brainwashing who. Crisply shot and expertly played, it's not so much a horror film as a skilful black comedy drama where you have no idea what's going to happen next.

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FrightFest 2014: Faults

20 Aug 20144 stars

Riley Stearns' debut pitches a cult expert against a traumatised follower with interesting results

It’s not often you see a film where you have literally no idea what’s going to happen next. That’s one of the main reasons people seek out dark-side cinema, and it’s one of the appeals of American writer-director Riley Stearns’ intriguing feature debut.

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