RESTRAINT (2017) Reviews and overview


‘Some things weren’t meant to stay inside.’

Restraint is a 2017 American horror thriller feature film written and directed by Adam Cushman. The BYT Media production stars Caitlyn Folley, Dana Ashbrook, John Hensley and Geoffrey Rivas.


A mentally ill woman who’s been submerging her violent impulses for years unravels after she marries a controlling older man and relocates to his suburban home…


Restraint authors a story that is beautifully filmed and depicted with a lovely attention to detail, but a story that will leave viewers emotionally raw. In this manner, the film is a bridge between classic concepts in literature and modern day horrors, one that proves that some themes are truly timeless.” Cryptic Rock

Main cast:

  • Caitlyn Folley – Nightmare Code; sx_tape; Dark Honeymoon; Bones ‘Mummy in the Maze’
  • Dana Ashbrook – Twin Peaks; Late Phases; Python 2Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with MeReturn of the Living Dead Part II 
  • John Hensley – Blood Moon (short); Hostel: Part III; Shutter; Teeth; Campfire Stories
  • Geoffrey Rivas – Dexter; American Horror Story
  • Nell Teare
  • T.J. Yoshizaki
  • Omar Salazar
  • Christopher Clay Jones
  • Shelby Lee Chenard
  • Gabriella Von Ins
  • Isabella Celaya
  • Rusty Von Ins