|Out on:||VOD 10th June 2022|
ARROW CONFRONTS THE RIGHTEOUS
ARROW PREMIERES A UNIQUE CHILLER
“Invites comparisons to Charles Laughton’s 1955 American classic, The Night of the Hunter.”
- Joe Lipsett, Bloody Disgusting
“An intriguing, ambitious psychological thriller steeped in matters of faith, conscience and divine intervention.”
- Allen Hunter, Screen Daily
“Striking imagery of light and darkness”
- Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter
On June 10 2022, the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW premieres the extraordinary THE RIGHTEOUS, written and directed by Mark O’Brien.
This debut feature from 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. The film stars O'Brien himself (AMC’s 61st Street, Blue Bayou, Ready or Not), Henry Czerny (Ready or Not, Mission Impossible) and Mimi Kuzyk (The Day After Tomorrow, The Final Cut).
A unique and darkly engaging spiritual thriller, strikingly shot in black and white, and featuring intense and assured performances, THE RIGHTEOUS is described as “deeply engrossing and affecting” by Horror Buzz, and by Cinerama Film Online as “a thrilling, complex and undeniably brilliant debut feature”, and suggests O’Brien is a multi-talented filmmaker worth watching very closely.
THE RIGHTEOUS had its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in 2021, winning the Cheval Noir and Silver Award, and has since gone on to win a Bloodie at the 2021 Blood in the Snow Film Festival, and the Grimmfest Award at the 2021 Grimmfest.
Frederic (Henry Czerny) a grieving man struggling with his faith, who 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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