DEATH ON SCENIC DRIVE (2017) Reviews and overview


‘Death is on her side.’

Death on Scenic Drive is a 2017 Canadian horror feature film written, co-produced and directed by Gabriel Carrer (The Demolisher; Kill; Desperate Souls). The Latefox Pictures-Smak Studios production stars Ry Barrett, Jessica Vano and Christian Burgess.

The film’s synth score was composed by the intriguingly named Starsky Partridge.

A young woman named Larissa (Stephanie Ash) takes a housesitting job in the secluded, snow-covered countryside. What she expects to be a simple, relaxing job – soon takes a dark, twisted turn.

While exploring the property, she discovers a set of disturbing drawings that include illustrations of satanic symbols. This leads to the appearance of an entity that haunts the property. Its goal is to transform Larissa into Death itself! She reins a violent storm against Dallas Henson (Ry Barrett) and the family that resides next door…

The film is released by Terror Films on multiple digital platforms on November 17, 2017.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“On the surface, people will be able to appreciate the atmospheric haunt of a mysterious house and the noises that go bump at night. Others may catch on to a deeper story and understanding that there is something more sinister under the surface. And other people might not have the patience and blame the film for their limited attention span.” The Movie Jerks

” …up-and-coming director Gabriel Carrer finally proves that his talent is limited to just a few beautiful and sounding montages […] a gossamer, barely existent plot leads to nothing but involuntary comedy, exhausting artistic proficiency and excessive redundancy. A total failure.” Movie Break [translated from German]

“It is a maverick horror movie which reminds of the works (respectively cuttings) of Nicolas Winding Refn latest works and which focuses on atmosphere – 100 per cent. It is a matter of completeness that one has to state: This is an experience, a pure pleasure – but only in theatres!” Deep Red Radio

Main cast:

  • Ry Barrett – The Heretics; Kingdom Come; If a Tree Falls
  • Jessica Vano – The Demolisher; Tormented
  • Christian Burgess – The Demolisher
  • Stephanie Ash
  • Matthew Ninaber
  • Brianna Lamarre
  • Amanda Lamarre
  • Jeff Ash, Faith Singleton

Filming locations:

Brantford and Toronto, Ontario, Canada