I’m wrapping up our coverage for Cinepocalypse 2017 with a review of The Crescent, which was shown at the festival on November 5th. Read my review and find out what this beautiful horror mystery entails.
The Crescent is directed by Seth. A Smith (Lowlife) with a screenplay by Darcy Spidle (Lowlife). The film stars Britt Loder (The Good Doctor), Danika Vandersteen, Woodrow Graves, and Andrew Gillis.
Synopsis for The Crescent:
After an unexpected death in the family, a mother and son struggle to find spiritual healing at a beachfront summer home.
Stories like this are always hauntingly chilling. Losing someone is never easy and can do crazy things to a person. It’s easy to lose grip on reality and let yourself transcend into a different world. This movie is shot incredibly well and is very much influenced by art and colors.
To me, the greatest thing about The Crescent was the exceptional performances by actresses Danika Vandersteen and Britt Loder. Danika’s delivers a heartbreaking performance that will shiver down your spine. Britt Loder is a talented young actress and although her moments on screen are brief, they’re superb and memorable. I also have to say that Woodrow Graves was pretty impressive as well. He had a big role for such a small child and yet as a viewer, he kept my interest the whole time.
Although this film has minimal blood and gore, it doesn’t shy away from it completely. A scene towards the end was shockingly disturbing, almost something from a nightmare. Definitely a cringeworthy moment.
The Crescent is not like other films and is a lot to take in. It’s heartbreaking and will mess with your head a bit. However, it’s definitely worth watching as its beautifully shot with fantastic acting.