‘Don’t let him into your head’
Deadly Intent is a 2016 British paranormal horror drama directed by Rebekah Fortune from a screenplay written by Diana Townsend (Scarycrows). The movie stars Gus Barry, Rebecca Reaney, Lara Lemon, Peter Lloyd, Vic Stagliano, Elester Latham, Shawn McDonald.
After the death of her husband, a soldier posted to Afghanistan, Bryony tries to build a new life for herself and her young son, James. Struggling with her own grief she fails to notice that James has become secretive and withdrawn, spending hours alone playing out death scenes with his toys.
When things start to go missing and furniture is smashed Bryony blames James but when she confronts him she finds herself facing a reality more terrifying than any nightmare. As her world crashes around her Bryony realises that she and James will be separated forever…
“It boasts some nice tricks, including a sudden reflection in the mirror and one jump with an Ouija board, but for the horror purists, it is more of a slow-burning vehicle than a pulse-pounding paranormal thriller. That being said, scares aren’t everything and Deadly Intent makes up for it with an undeniable dread, especially paired with the very real and gritty discussion of PTSD.” Oracle of Film