“Be careful what you wish for. But be certain what you pray for.”
Frederic prays for his penance — possibly rashly, it turns out.
This first feature from director-actor-writer Mark O’Brien is a dark chiller about a burdened man who feels the wrath of a vengeful God, after he and his wife are visited by a mysterious stranger.
Here’s the synopsis:
Frederic (Henry Czerny) is a grieving man struggling with his faith. He helps an injured young man, Aaron Smith (Mark O’Brien) who stumbles onto his property one night, claiming to be lost in the woods. Frederic and his wife (Mimi Kuzyk) invite the man to stay for the night, but Frederic soon begins to have doubts about this enigmatic stranger’s story — and his motives for being there. When Aaron asks Frederic to commit an unspeakable deed, it becomes clear that the man is not who he seems, and has been sent to test the very limits of Frederic’s existence.
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Arrow Films is planning a digital release on 10June in the UK, US and Eire on ARROW, the brand’s SVOD service. The film stars O’Brien, Henry Czerny and Mimi Kuzyk.