RESIDUE (2017) Reviews and overview

‘Your demons await you…’

Residue is a 2017 Canadian crime-supernatural horror film written and directed by Rusty Nixon.

Private investigator Luke Harding (James Clayton) reads a sinister book owned by a seedy crime lord Mr. Fairweather (Matt Frewer).

Unbeknownst to Luke, the tome is a much sought after supernatural artifact and Fairweather’s greatest rival, the enigmatic Mr. Lamont (William B. Davis) begins pursuit of Luke with his henchmen Boston & Jacob (Costas Mandylor).

While the criminal underworld is desperate to retrieve the book and harness its power for their own dark agendas, it’s evil begins to take root in Luke’s apartment; pitting himself, his daughter (Taylor Hickson) and his secret love Monica (Elysia Rotaru) in a fight for their lives… and their eternal souls.

The film, which is described as ‘a neo-noir horror creature-feature’ is released by XLrator Media on VOD and iTunes on July 18, 2017.


“Writer-director Rusty Nixon features tentacles to evoke the world of H.P. Lovecraft and also draws on some of the horror-noir aspects of early Clive Barker, but works hard to establish a distinctive identity for this mind-scrambling little horror film … which deliberately takes a jigsaw puzzle approach to plotting by tipping all the pieces in a pile so the audience has to sort them out along with the protagonist.” The Kim Newman Web Site

Main cast:

James Clayton (Adam & Evil), Taylor Hickson, Costas Mandylor (Saw franchise, The Pledge), Matt Frewer (Watchman), Elysia Rotaru, Blaine Anderson (Scary Movie 4, Final Destination 5), and William B. Davis (The X-Files, The Tall Man).



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