PENTAGRAM (2019) Reviews and overview

 

‘An offering must be made… in order to be free’

Pentagram is a 2019 British supernatural horror feature film about a group of young criminals must survive the night when they find themselves trapped within a pentagram.

The movie was written and directed by Steve Lawson (Hellriser; The Exorcism of Karen Walker; KillerSaurus), based on a story by Matthew McGuchan and producer Jonathan Sothcott. The Hereford Films production stars Chloe Farnworth (First House on the Hill; Crying Wolf), Michael McKell (13 Graves; Transhuman), Nicholas Ball (Muse; Lifeforce), Charlie Woodward and Rachel Warren.

Plot:

A group of young American criminals must somehow survive the night when they find themselves trapped within a pentagram. To stay inside the candlelit confines means safety; to escape means certain death at the hands of a mysterious entity…

Release:

” …this fairly simple idea may have worked, or at least managed to generate some tension. On Lawson’s watch, it’s sadly largely a boring mess. Probably the best thing in this is Alexis Rodney as mean old Max: he acts everyone else off the floor and deserves a much better film than this tripe.” Dark Eyes of London

Release:

Pentagram was released on DVD in the UK by 4Digital Media on 9 September 2019.

Cast and characters:

  • Chloe Farnworth … Holly
  • Michael McKell … Oliver
  • Nicholas Ball … Mr Halsey
  • Charlie Woodward … Luke
  • Rachel Warren … Lauren
  • Alexis Rodney … Max
  • Jessica Arterton … Natalie
  • Emily Price … Jayney

Filming locations:

The 50’s American Diner, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, England
The Manor House, Crowland, Lincolnshire, England
Creativ Studios, Leicester, England

Technical details:

80 minutes