RAVENSWOOD (2017) Reviews and overview


‘Monsters don’t hide under the bed… they live inside you.’

Ravenswood is a 2017 Australian supernatural horror feature film edited and directed by Jon Cohen from a screenplay co-written with Darren K. Hawkins (Occultum Mala; The Lonely Road; Outside Your Window). It stars Madeline Marie Dona, Adam Horner and Shane Savage.

When four American tourists – Sofia, Carl, Belle and Michael – go on a ghost tour of a Ravenswood, an old abandoned psychiatric ward deep in the Australian outback, they get much more than they bargained for.

When the guys get trapped in the haunted building by the evil ghost of the former doctor in charge, they conduct a séance to talk to the spirits to let them free. Unfortunately, they inadvertently release the ghost of the doctor’s last victim, and she possesses Sofia. She begs the others to protect her from the doctor.

As the doctor begins killing them to get to Sofia, they must fight for their lives against a brutal enemy hell bent on their destruction. They never knew who the real enemy was until it was too late…


Ravenswood gets points for delivering some decent atmosphere and chills on a non-existent budget, but it’s crippled by a bad script and a clear lack of care in scenes not directly designed to spook the audience. The bones of a good movie are present; perhaps some more time on the writing would have put enough meat on them to make a solid thriller.” Travis Johnson, Film Ink

Main cast:

  • Madeline Marie Dona
  • Adam Horner (Kill Cam)
  • Shane Savage (Evil Fred)
  • Isabel Dickson
  • Jock Campbell
  • Ashley Fitzgerald
  • Jonathan Lane
  • Josie Waller
  • Kristy Wright
  • Celyren Phipps
  • Kathy Luu

Filming locations:

Gledswood Homestead, Catherine Fields, New South Wales, Australia
(Ravenswood Psych Hospital)
Rosebery, New South Wales, Australia


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