From award-winning filmmaker Jon Knautz, writer-director of the cult hit horror-comedy Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, comes The Shrine, an eerie horror, starring Aaron Ashmore (Smallville), Cindy Sampson (Supernatural) and Meghan Heffern (The Fog), that sets itself up as a traditional genre entry before brilliantly and unexpectedly pulling the rug from beneath the viewer with a killer twist.
When a young American goes missing in Poland, ambitious journalist Carmen (Sampson) links the disappearance to similar events that have occurred over the years in and around the remote rural village of Alvaina. With reluctant help from her photographer boyfriend, Marcus (Ashmore), and a young intern, Sara (Heffern), Carmen set off to investigate. In woods just outside the village, the trio are drawn to a mysterious fog. On entering the mist, they come across what appears to be an ancient statue – a discovery that leads them on the path to a revelation far more terrifying than anything they could possibly imagine.
A solid supernatural chiller that recalls elements of The Exorcist, Jacob’s Ladder and The Evil Dead, The Shrine is an unexpected gem of a horror film and boasts a Grammy nominated (for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media) score by award-winning composer Ryan Shore.
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