UK RELEASE OF HORROR/THRILLER
SHE WHO MUST BURN
SAFECRACKER PICTURES WILL RELEASE SHE WHO MUST BURN ON 15TH AUGUST 2016 ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS
Canadian auteur director, Larry Kent, brings to the screen a harrowing and terrifying portrait of extremism in the name of religion as fanatical Christian anti-abortion activists terrorise a rural community.
Starring: Jewel Staite (Firefly, Serenity, Stargate Atlantis), Sarah Smyth, Missy Cross, Shane Twerdun
In this tense and unnerving horror thriller, Angela, a former nurse at a Planned Parenthood clinic, offers help to women from her home after the local government forced the clinic to shut down. Believing that Angela is coercing women to get abortions, the Baarker family—a group of dangerous and fanatical right-wing Christians – lead by preacher Jeremiah, seek vengeance. They claim that God has ordered them to cleanse the land, and the sin that Angela represents. Along with her police officer boyfriend, Angela decides to stand her ground against the church. Jeremiah is infuriated when Angela gives his wife (Jewel Staite – Firefly, Stargate Atlantis) birth control. When he receives word that a young girl has had an abortion the Baarkers start to hunt the child down. Angela takes her in and vows to protect her. But as the tension between the two sides mounts, the Baakers’ zeal turns murderous and the rule of law decays into a brutish mob mentality, leading to a horrifying turn of events.
QUOTES FROM USA PUBLICATIONS/WEBSITES:
“It’s scary and made all the more horrifying by its connection to real-world events” Cinemaaxis
“The final thirty minutes of the film will haunt you for days” Horror News
“Very, very, very suspenseful, frighteningly relevant and filled with some of the most brutal practical effects in recent memory” CinemaSlasher
“By the last act, you are squeezed in a vice grip with no relief from the atrocities committed on screen” Digital Journal
“A relentless, savage and terrifying thriller – a genuine horror film for the ages – true horror…without question a masterpiece. Five Stars.” The Film Corner
“Mind numbingly terrifying…A film that absolutely shouldn’t be missed…one of my top choices of 2015 by a long shot” Dread Central
“The horror is all in the reality…Visually, a gorgeous film” Modern Horrors
“An extraordinary piece of film-making that digs past the headlines which make us shake our heads over coffee in the morning” All things Horror
“This movie should be seen far and wide to remind Americans that their civil liberties are under assault” The Evening Class
“The shock and the awe is ever lasting” Creeper Cast
“She who must Burn is strong meat” Variety
“It works as more than just a simple horror film, this is a piece of art” Horror Underground
“Tense, unnerving and brilliant” ReallyAwfulMovies
Directed by the pioneering Canadian auteur Larry Kent who directed classics such as The Bitter Ash (1962), High (1967) and The Hamster Cage (2005). She Who Must Burn will be released in the UK on digital platforms by Safecracker Pictures on 15th August.