THE ID (2016) Reviews and overview



‘The most important man in a woman’s life is her father

The Id is a 2016 American psychological horror film directed by Thommy Hutson (writer of Animal; Elm Street and Friday the 13th documentaries, making his feature debut), from a screenplay by co-producer Sean H. Stewart. The film stars Amanda Wyss, Patrick Peduto and Jamye Grant.

For decades, Meridith Lane (Amanda Wyss) has felt trapped in her home. Thriving on memories of youth, she watches the years slip by while caring for her abusive father…until a figure from her past makes a surprising return.


In order to live the life she desires, Meridith must confront her father’s monstrous cruelty and attempt to escape his tyrannical grip. But the man who controls her every move won’t let go without a fight, leading father and daughter into a series of desperate and irreversible acts…


Alongside being available via digital download, Hutson Ranch Media issued the film on Blu-ray on October 25, 2016 with the following special features:screen-shot-2017-01-06-at-16-21-04

Featurette: Needs, Wants & Desires: Behind The Scenes of The Id
Audio Commentary with Director/Producer Thommy Hutson and Actress Amanda Wyss
Deleted & Alternate Scenes
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Audition Clips
Photo gallery


“It is of course a slow burn, as we must witness the decline of Meridith’s mind and her (cliché term) descent into madness, but I felt like some of the sequences could have been tightened … The film’s oppressive mood and the painful situations the audience must endure while screening The Id; are nothing compared to the work of Amanda Wyss in the lead role.” Michael Klug, HorrorFreak News

” …there is an over-reliance on flashbacks and fugue-state fantasy sequences that are fine to begin with but become repetitive over time. Luckily, the movie is not overly long, and its lively editing style quickens the pace to the point of a gallop as the bloody climax comes to a close. The Id is a thought-provoking psychological chiller that’s well worth a look.” Staci Layne Wilson, Dread Central

“Along with the storyline, the acting was phenomenal by everyone. Patrick Peduto’s character as Meredith’s father was incredible and ruthless. You were supposed to hate him and you did. Amanda Wyss, hands down, was the perfect pick for the starring role. She gave a brilliant performance as Meredith, one worthy of an Oscar.” Tori Danielle, PopHorror

“The opening creepily sets the tone for the movie, as Meridith muses that she believes her father loved her, but “I also believe that if you love something truly, if you love something completely, you can’t help but destroy it.” Overall, I was impressed (and depressed). The more I think about it, the more fascinating the symbolism becomes.” Lois Kennedy, Addicted to Horror Movies


“When you’re watching The Id – and you really should – then you will definitely be uncomfortable. And you will want to look away. Just like Meridith would prefer to look away from everything. Unfortunately, after years of abuse by her father, his words are constantly in her head.” Scream Queen, Heaven of Horror

“With a few more rewrites and the use of a tripod every once and awhile, the essence of this story would’ve been found and visual everything would’ve been improved. As it is, The Id is recommended only on the strength of its two lead performances. Wyss is a hell of an actress and disappears into the role, as does Peduto.” Elliott Maguire, UK Horror Scene

Cast and characters:

  • Amanda Wyss as Meridith Lane – The Graves; Black Magic WomanA Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Patrick Peduto as Father – Revelator
  • Jamye Grant as Tricia
  • Malcolm Mathews as Ted
  • Karen Leabo as Dana
  • Brent Witt as Fantasy Ted and Officer McDaniel
  • Stefanie Guarino as Officer Lopez
  • Erin Astin as Young Meridith
  • Ryan Bouton as Young Ted

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