From the moment I saw the trailer for Seance, I knew this would be my type of film and I couldn’t wait to check it out. Seance was directed and written by Simon Barrett. It stars Suki Waterhouse, Madisen Beaty, Ella-Rae Smith, Inanna Sarkis, Seamus Patterson, and Marina Stephenson-Kerr.
Synopsis for Seance
As I was hoping, this film didn’t disappoint. It reminded me of 1986’s Sorority House Massacre meets 1996’s The Craft. In general, it had a very 90s edge to it, which I appreciated. Like most mystery horror thrillers, Seance, keeps the audience at the edge of their seat, wondering who the killer is and why they’re doing it. There’s plenty of twists and turns, ones you might expect, while others may just surprise you.
Camille Meadows is the new girl at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls. Soon after her arrival, six girls invite her to join them in a late-night ritual, calling forth the spirit of a dead former student who reportedly haunts their halls. But before morning, one of the girls is dead, leaving the others wondering what they may have awakened.
I loved that this was an “almost” all-female cast. There was a perfect mix of cattiness and strong bonds between all characters as one would expect with a story like this. All of the performances were phenomenal, strong, and demanded attention and respect. This was the perfect role for Suki Waterhouse, her character was a total badass and really helped drive the story with her personality and character development.
I hadn’t expected many bloody or gory scenes from Seance but was I oh so very wrong. Not only does Seance have several “jump scare” moments throughout the film, but it also delivers wickedly awesome, over-the-top kills with oodles of blood and gore.
Seance is a fast-paced thriller that may just put a spell on you and keep you guessing. It delivers on all aspects and I highly recommend giving it a watch. Seance hits Theaters, On Digital, and On Demand May 21, 2021, from RLJE Films and Shudder.