Out on:VOD 1st Oct. 2021



“An unexpected gem” -

“An impressionistic, poetic occult-horror film" - Nashville Scene

“Intense and disturbing” -

On October 1st 2021, the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW debuts the extraordinary chiller DEMENTER, from indie horror director Chad Crawford Kinkle. The film will also be released by Arrow Video on Limited Edition 2-disc Blu-ray on October 4th, and includes Kinkle’s stunning 2013 debut film JUG FACE.

A raw and unsettling story of a woman attempting to rebuild her life after fleeing a dangerous cult, DEMENTER will have its UK premiere at the Arrow Video FrightFest Digital Edition in September. A brave and unflinching story of lives lived on the fringes of society, and a battle with demons inside and out, DEMENTER was shot on real locations with many non-actors playing versions of themselves – including Kinkle’s real life sister Stephanie, who has Down syndrome – as well as indie horror legend Larry Fessenden (Wendigo) as the cult leader, and Katie Groshong, both of whom appeared in Kinkle’s JUG FACE.

DEMENTER is a deeply personal, and unique film. As Kinkle says, “[It] gave me the opportunity to bring my sister into my world while I explored hers. As I edited the film, I realized that I had created a movie experience that I'd never seen before.” Producer Ashleigh Wells adds: “I have long admired Chad’s work, and it was a privilege to be a part of such personal story that helps bring inclusivity to the screen.” The result mixes a disarming naturalistic style with disorienting and chilling flashbacks, not to mention an intense and otherworldly soundtrack, and packs an emotional punch that lingers long after the credits have rolled.



Synopsis: Fleeing from a cult that has left her scarred both physically and mentally, Katie (Katie Groshong, Jug Face, A Measure of the Sin) is keen to get her life together. On her path to recovery, she takes a job in a care centre supporting adults with special needs, among them Stephanie (Stephanie Kinkle), a woman with Down syndrome.

Convinced that the “devils” are coming for Stephanie, and tormented by flashbacks of her experience within the cult and with their leader Larry (Larry Fessenden, The Dead Don’t Die, Habit), Katie takes increasingly extreme measures to ward off the evil that is making Stephanie sick. But what if her rituals are doing more harm than good?

Watch DEMENTER first, on August 2nd 2021 - head to ARROW and start your 30-day free trial. Available on the following Apps/devices: Roku (all Roku sticks, boxes, devices, etc), Apple TV; iOS devices, Android TV and mobile devices, Fire TV (all Amazon Fire TV Sticks, boxes, etc), and on all web browsers at
Subscriptions are available for £4.99 monthly or £49.99 annually

DEMENTER is released on the alternative streaming service ARROW, 1st October.
DEMENTER + JUG FACE Limited Edition Blu-ray is released by Arrow Video on October 4th.

For more information contact:
Fetch Publicity
For ARROW - Sadari Cunningham |
For Arrow Video - Thomas Hewson |


About ARROW:

From Arrow Films, a recognised world-leader in curation and creation, ARROW [formerly known as ‘Arrow Video Channel’] is a premium platform giving you an unparalleled viewing experience across multiple devices, so you can explore the films and TV shows that the Arrow brand is famous for.

Specially curated by members of the ARROW team, ARROW will be home to premium film and TV entertainment, exclusive new premieres, cutting edge cinema, international classics and cult favourites - such as the works of Lars Von Trier, Brian De Palma, Dario Argento, David Cronenberg and Park Chan-wook - plus the very best in acclaimed TV series, including The Bridge and Italian crime series Gomorrah, and brand-new short films from both new and established filmmakers. In the coming months, ARROW will be adding Oscar-winning hits, European classics, Asian cinema masterworks, rediscovered Westerns, offbeat gems and much more, along with such festival favourites Threshold and Dinner in America as part of ARROW’s international strategy to support and celebrate the medium of film.

ARROW will also be home to ARROW Stories - an ever-growing collection of interviews, trailers, documentaries and additional extras, newly created just for the service and from its extensive archives. The service will be updated regularly with fresh content, new curation focuses and never-before-seen content, all selected by the ARROW team as well as the filmmakers themselves. With a slickly designed and user-friendly interface ARROW is the new alternative place to go for the very best in On-Demand entertainment.

About Arrow Video:

Since its inception in the UK in 2009, Arrow Video has grown to become the world’s No. 1 Premium label for the very best physical and digital releases of genre, cult and horror films from around the globe. The label has passionately trailblazed a multi-award-winning slate of releases in deluxe, definitive editions with state-of-the-art restorations, in-depth curation of new and archival extra features, newly commissioned artwork, accompanying booklets and special packaging, available from all major retailers and its own world-class direct-to-consumer website at

Expanding into North America in 2015, Arrow Video's best-in-class Blu-ray, UHD releases and extensive catalogue is complemented by premium digital and on demand services with its Channel ARROW ( which shares the same ethos, curating the finest cult films from celebrated filmmakers including John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, George Romero, John Landis and Dario Argento and many more.

Upcoming releases include classic films from the likes of David Lynch, Edgar Wright and Quentin Tarantino, whilst also continuing to acquire and champion New Cult content, including Jill Gevargizian’s The Stylist and Adam Stovall’s A Ghost Waits.



Arrow Video
Release date
1st October, 2021


Chad Crawford Kinkle
  • Brandy Edmiston
  • Larry Fessenden
  • Katie Groshong
  • Scott Hodges
  • Eller Hall