‘Nightmares come to life’
Awaken the Shadowman is a 2017 supernatural horror film directed by J.S. Wilson based on a script by Skyler Caleb, Woodrow Wilson Hancock III and James Zimbardi.
The movie stars James Zimbardi (Dead Season), Skyler Caleb (Clawed; FemVamp.Com; Scarecrow), Jean Smart, Emily Somers, Andrea Hunt, Robert R. Shafer, Grace Van Dien, Raam Weinfeld, Carlos Pratts, Sophie Labelle, Casey Kramer.
Two brothers reunite after their mother’s mysterious disappearance. In their search, they uncover a hidden cult and supernatural force…
” …the big reveal, and the looming presence in the film are, while far from original, entertaining enough to get a pass. These are decent qualities… As for the cons, this one suffers from moments of ugly CGI, and a number of the performers themselves come across as a bit too wooden to impress.” 2.5/5 Addicted to Horror Movies
“Pretty ambitious in concept, yet mediocre in execution, Awaken the Shadowman is as silly as its title — with an underdeveloped plot that revolves around a barely intriguing mystery, and makes little sense until the further disappointing conclusion…” 4/10 CineMarvellous!
“The film is mostly mediocre as opposed to outright awful. But with nothing notable acting as a counterbalance, sore thumb shortcomings simply stand out even more. Douglas Pipes’ strange musical score is distractingly overbearing. Plot progression is a scavenger hunt ping-ponging Adam from dead end to dead end. Awaken the Shadowman also sports warts from some severely spotty amateur acting.” 45/100 Culture Crypt
Awaken the Shadowman premiered at the 2017 Dances with Films festival on June 10, 2017. Gravitas Ventures scheduled a limited theatrical release for July 21, followed by a digital and on-demand release on July 25, 2017.
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