COVENANT (2018) Reviews and overview

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‘They hide in plain sight.’

Covenant is a 2018 Canadian horror feature film about a former army lieutenant who has to investigate his estranged mother’s death.

Directed by Manuel H. Da Silva from a screenplay written by Ken Cardwell and Jeff Carr. The movie stars Nick Smyth (For the Sake of Vicious), Peter Valdron, Margaryta Soldatova and Dylan Lloyd.


After receiving word of his estranged mother’s untimely passing, a reluctant former army lieutenant must travel to a secluded town in the Pacific Northwest to unlock the mystery surrounding her suspicious death…


“ …even when it holds a few twists and surprises, it’s convoluted and makes no sense at all. If you avoid making sense of the plot and ignore the horrible CGI effects, Covenant makes for an interesting movie and little more.” 10th Circle

“If you like gruff dudes being snarky and demons swearing as they spit black blood, then this is the film for you. It’s the only demonic possession movie I’ve ever seen that has a dramatic monologue about a cat after the lead characters kill one of the fallen angels, so it has that going for it.” B & S About Movies

“Though the special effects are retro fun, the acting and muddled pace does not allow it to shine.” Cryptic Rock

“There’s some twits in the final moments but I doubt many viewers will care enough to be shocked. Although thumbs up for a horror-filled conclusion. Covenant just about kept my attention for its run time but that time was mainly filled with bad CGI and uninteresting characters, so I can’t recommend it.” Nerdly

Covenant never makes a hell of a lot of sense. Just why is there a demonic little girl wandering around? With the frequency of Blood Moons, why have they waited this long? And the final twist? […] I should warn you though, Covenant has some truly awful CGI.” Voices from the Balcony

Cast and characters:

  • Nick Smyth … Ian Parker
  • Peter Valdron … Sheriff Malloy
  • Margaryta Soldatova … Jayde
  • Dylan Lloyd … Deputy Ben
  • Paige Falardeau … Young Sarah / Nurse
  • Anna Carr … Izabel
  • Kameryn Carr … Veda
  • Thia Sterling … Old Sarah
  • Scott Milton … Enforcer #3
  • James Weicht … Enforcer #1
  • Simon De Cicco … Clay
  • Steve Kasan … Nefarion\Enforcer #2
  • Jessica Chin King … Jogger Girl
  • Yosuke Kumai … Delivery Driver
  • Vikki Lenola … Alexandria

Working title:

The Shadows

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