APARTMENT 212 (2017) Reviews and overview


‘Eat… prey… love’

Apartment 212 – formerly Gnaw – is a 2017 American-Spanish horror film directed by Haylar Garcia (An American Terror) from a screenplay co-written with Jim Brennan and Kathryn Gould. It stars Penelope MitchellSally Kirkland, and Chris Johnson.

When Jennifer (Penelope Mitchell) wakes to find her grasp at a brave, new life interrupted by tiny wounds that seem to appear while she is sleeping, her waking hours begin to take a horrific turn.

Soon, she finds herself trapped in a chaotic spiral forged of sleep deprivation, paranoia and a paralyzing fear of the unseen, which like a pack of emotional phantoms, begin to derail her life, even forcing her to consider the unthinkable option of going back to her abusive, but somehow twistedly stable relationship.

Jennifer’s only chance is to uncover the mystery of the strange bites, a mystery that seems to spring from the vacant apartment next door and the tortured woman who once lived there.

What Jennifer finds is a horrible revelation, something that defies belief. Something that can only be stopped through the summoning of her own inner will to remain a survivor. But can she confront her fears, restore her sanity and ultimately wage a final battle before the last, bloody bite is taken?”

Apartment 212 will be released in select theaters and on VOD on March 16 via Gravitas Ventures.


“There is some kick-ass foreshadowing in the film. It’s always a pleasure to see it done right – some of those seemingly throwaway moments which will come into play later. Gnaw is a prime example of how to achieve this difficult task […] Brilliant visual effects and strong performances throughout easily overcome some of the film’s shortcomings.  Gnaw is a great deal of fun, and totally worth seeing!” Michael Klug, Horrorfreak News

Main cast:

  • Penelope Mitchell … Jennifer – Hellboy; Curse; The Vampire Diaries; Hemlock Grove
  • Sally Kirkland … Claudette – Trash Fire; Jack the Reaper
  • Chris Johnson … Boyd – 47 Meters Down; The Vampire Diaries
  • Kyle Gass … Terry
  • Han Soto … James Tran, CEO
  • Graham Emmons … Fuzzy
  • Daniel Rossano … EMT
  • Kathryn Gould … Detective Maddock
  • Kristin Keating … Jenn the Waitress
  • Dan Davidson … Exterminator
  • Susan Bellone … Stella
  • Elisa Vasquez … Brenda
  • Erin Graham … Receptionist
  • Nelson Goforth … Interviewe

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