THE SUFFERING (2016) Reviews and overview



‘Those who sin must suffer’

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-21-16-09The Suffering is a 2016 American horror feature film directed by Robert Hamilton (Key) from a screenplay co-written with Marco V. Scola. The movie stars Phil Amico, Nick Apostolides, Liz Christmas and Elizabeth Deo.


Property appraiser Henry Dawles must fight for his sanity when he finds himself trapped on a rural farm owned by mysterious caretaker, Mr. Remiel.

As the threat to Henry escalates, he is forced to face the horror of the farm and uncover the dark mysteries of Remiel, and the sinister beings he encounters…


“The characters were well developed and evolved with the story progression. This holds true with the central character, Henry Dawles. The acting is executed with excellence. There are no qualms over the on-screen interactions. The dialogue was eloquent and delivered with authentic demeanor.” Decay Mag

“For a production that embraces drama and intrigue over cattle prods and gore, it’s a typically slow build, albeit one that rewards your patience with effective scares that should succeed at the very least in a universal clenching of butt-cheeks. Its real success though is the foreboding mystery that’s weaved right through up until its killer climax.” The Schlock Pit


“The pace of the film may not be to everyone’s taste, particularly as the story develops with a slow burn, revealing even more twisted elements as it goes along. Fans of more measured, psychological horror will be in their element for the first half of the film, though. The shocks do come later on and are all the more effective for the build-up.” Starburst

“This is a twisted, suspenseful and frightening horror film that delivers on all levels. It has drama, thrills and some very effective scares. It doesn’t waste a second of its time on anything that is unneeded.” Video Views


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Cast and characters:

Phil Amico … Mr Remiel
Nick Apostolides … Henry Dawles
Liz Christmas … Selena
Elizabeth Deo … Rebecca Dawles
Kina Gee … Nurse
Chappy Gould … Creature 1
Timo Gould … Creature 2
Lee Hamilton … Mrs Gates
Fahim Hussaini … Creature 3 (as Fahim Hussaaini)
Reed Peltier … Child
Chad Eric Smith … Ahmad
Carl Stevens … Rail Thin Man
Regen Wilson … Driver

Filming locations:

Baltimore, Maryland


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