The Black String – USA, 2018

‘Evil is skin deep’

The Black String is a 2018 American mystery horror thriller about a paranoid young man who starts to believe he is the victim of an occult conspiracy.

Directed by Brian Hanson from a screenplay written with Richard Handley, and based on a story by Andy Warrener, the movie stars Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle), Jackie Moore, Chelsea Edmundson and Ravi Patel.


Lonely slacker Jonathan is stuck working night shifts at a convenience store. When he goes on a blind date with a strange woman, his world suddenly begins to unravel in horrifying fashion.

Plagued by paranoia, illness and nightmarish visions, he desperately searches the suburbs for the mysterious seductress. His friends and family believe he’s losing his mind, but he believes he’s the target of a sinister occult plot…


The Black String premiered at the Austin Film Festival on 25 October 2018.

Cast and characters:

  • Frankie Muniz … Jonathan
  • Alexander Ward … The Entity
  • Jackie Moore … Lollipop
  • Ravi Patel … Dr. May
  • Chelsea Edmundson … Dena
  • Bret Green … Fit Guy Chad
  • Angie DeGrazia … The Wife
  • Cullen Douglas … The Man in Black
  • Colby French … Dad
  • Blake Webb … Eric
  • Sanae Loutsis … Isabella
  • Mary K. DeVault … Melinda
  • Gary Sievers … Homeless Mike
  • Richard Handley … Dr. Ronaldi
  • Sylvia Kochinski … Chatline Girl

Technical details:

93 minutes

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