Exhume – USA, 2016

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Exhume is a 2016 American supernatural horror feature film written and directed by Scott Poiley (producer of Last Shift; Cassadaga). The movie stars Alice Rietveld, William Haze (Scathing; The Scissoring: Bloodlines), Sarah Sculco (Last Shift; Cassadaga), Randy Molnar (Dead Wedding; Last Shift; Cassadaga), Gary B. Gross (Die Die Delta PiRockabilly Zombie Weekend), Tony Senzamici, Matthew Nardozzi, Marty Stonerock, Mary Lankford Poiley, Skyler Poiley, Jordan Brock, Wayne Earle Kinney.

The Skyra Entertainment film was co-produced by Mary Poiley, Brent Kunkle, Michael Finn, Christopher White (V/H/S Viral; The ABCs of Death: “D is for Dogfight”), and Anthony Diblasi (director of Most Likely to DieLast Shift ; Cassadaga).

Plot:

Patrick and his wife Karen Connor are hired by the state to exhume bodies resting under a closed down reform school known for the sadistic torture and murder of young boys in the early 1900’s. During this horrific excavation they are met with unnatural forces causing them to question their sanity and will to live…

Reviews:

Exhume is nicely-characterised (the unhappy family feel real) and has its effective creepy moments, but doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.  The mystery unfolds effectively for the audience – and the main characters – but only because information which ought to be common knowledge to all the locals […] is artificially withheld so there can be shock reveals later on.” The Kim Newman Web Site

“It doesn’t waste its time with explanations for stuff that needs to remain unexplained to be creepy, it doesn’t make its backstories too elaborate to rob them of their mystery, and it relies on atmosphere (in conjunction with its rather great locations) and strong performances rather than pure and mindless spectacle.” Mike Haberfelner, Search My Trash

Filming locations:

Florida

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