IFC to Release ‘The Harvest’


IFC has got a new horror film for you:

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Here’s the official Synopsis:

THE HARVEST is the new film from director John McNaughton (WILD THINGS, HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER), starring Michael Shannon (MIDNIGHTSPECIAL, MAN OF STEEL, Boardwalk Empire), Samantha Morton (CONTROL, IN AMERICA, SWEET AND LOWDOWN), Natasha Calis (THE POSSESSION, The Firm, DAYDREAM NATION), Charlie Tahan (BLUE JASMINE, I AM LEGEND), and Peter Fonda (3:10 TO YUMA, EASY RIDER).

In his first film in nearly fifteen years, the director of HENRY: THE PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER  harks back to the depravity that made his 1986 debut a horror milestone. But less based in reality, THE HARVEST is closer to a fairy tale from Grimm’s darkest corners. Maryann (an impressive Natasha Calis) moves in with her grandparents after she’s orphaned. Desperately lonely, the preteen sets out to befriend a neighboring deathly ill, bed-ridden boy (Charlie Tahan), despite the outright disapproval of his mother (Samantha Morton). Maryann’s persistence pays off, however, and during a series of secret visits she gradually uncovers some seriously sinister goings-on in the house… Morton as the boy’s overprotective surgeon mom is the stuff of great screen villainy—at once utterly monstrous and tragically desperate—so much so that she makes even frequent heavy Michael Shannon, as the more subdued dad, pale in comparison.


The Harvest comes to theaters April 24, 2015.


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