WITHIN THESE WALLS (2015) Reviews and overview

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‘Where evil hides’

Within These Walls is a 2015 American supernatural horror feature film directed by James Adam Tucker from a screenplay written by Kelsey Zukowski, based on Tucker’s story. The stars Kelsey Zukowski, Laura Mortensen and Felissa Rose.


A prisoner in her own home, a captive in her own body. Assaulted and trapped with no one to hear her cries for help… and knowing no one will believe her if they do. This is the terrifying reality Alaina finds herself in when she moves in to the house her mother died in.

At first she thinks it’s the loss of her mother that is haunting her, but she is soon shown it is something far more malicious and unrelenting. The spirit taunts her as it invades her body, mind, and soul, completely trapping her.

Alaina has to fight for answers on what really happened to her mother if she has any hopes of survival. She must find a way to endure this monster who lives and breathes to rob her of her sanity as it demands a savage hold on her…’

Within These Walls was marketed for international sales by Summer Hill Entertainment at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.


“Where the directing and writing is impressive without question, the performances by the cast also proved to live up to expectations. Kelsey Zukowski performance as Alaina Olsen is amazing. You feel her pain, her torment… her struggle. You want to see her fight through it all to beat the odds.” The Critic’s Word

“In this day and age, the audience tends to have a short attention span and people like that may be turned off by this film. Alaina isn’t just a strong character, she’s a strong female heroine complete with flaws and all. Zukowski may show a bit of inexperience on screen, nevertheless, she gives the character her all and proves with time she will be a force to be reckoned with.” HNN

Within these Walls was a spectacular watch that did not contain much CGI effects that gave it a bonus. The movie made me use my mind a lot with different thoughts as to what was going on and what will happen next. I like that the movie kept me on my toes.” Hell Horror

Cast and characters:

  • Kelsey Zukowski … Alaina Olsen
  • Laura Mortensen … Lillian Olsen
  • Felissa Rose … Sage Hawthorne
  • Marv Blauvelt … Will Olsen
  • Jessica Rogers … Natalie
  • James Adam Tucker … Officer Davis
  • Kate Rhoswen [as Kate Atack]… Chloe

Filming locations:

Reno, Nevada
Pasadena, California

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