SADISTIC INTENTIONS (2019) Reviews and overview

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Sadistic Intentions is a 2019 American horror film about a psychotic musician who lures an unsuspecting ex-bandmate and woman to a remote mansion for a night of deceit and grinding metal mayhem…

Written and directed by Eric Pennycoff (The Leech; shorts: ABCs of Death 2.5 M Is for MariachiThe Pod), the movie stars Jeremy Gardner, Michael Patrick Nicholson and Taylor Zaudtke.


“Fright fare fans who enjoy characters with charm and humanity, a story with true drama that is well written and acted, and a slow-burn approach to things will find plenty to enjoy in Sadistic Intentions.” Ghastly Grinning

“Though the high concept of the film seems to be the hypocrisy of being not metal enough or too metal to bear, what’s actually going on is a far less subculture-specific account of the possibly abusive relationship between self-deluded male artist and potentially-endangered/possibly-vengeful female muse.” The Kim Newman Web Site 

“The first act did feel a bit padded, to fill out the run time a little, but the time it gave us with our protagonists was put to good use. If the trend of contemporary horror films is to invest in character and story, rather than on the villain (as was so prevalent in the 80’s) then this movie is a poster child for that.” The Scariest Things

Sadistic Intentions premiered at the Knoxville Horror Film Fest on 20 October 2018. It was shown at various festivals worldwide.

Cast and characters:
Jeremy Gardner … Stu
Michael Patrick Nicholson … Kevin
Taylor Zaudtke … Chloe
Larry Fessenden … The Homeowner

Technical details:
1 hour 30 minutes

Production companies:
Midnight Treehouse
Alexander Groupe
Say Cheese and Die

Working titles:
Sadistic Intent and Endless War

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