ABIGAIL HAUNTING (2020) Reviews and overview

 

‘Some lies never die’

Abigail Haunting is a 2020 American horror feature film about a young woman that returns to her foster home and discovers a terrifying secret.

Directed by Kelly Schwarze (Alien Domicile; Territory 8) from a screenplay co-written with Charisma Manulat, the Indie Film Factory production stars Chelsea Jurkiewicz, Austin Collazo, Brenda Daly and Michael Monteiro.

Plot:

After escaping the clutches of an abusive relationship, Katie (Chelsea Jurkiewicz) reluctantly returns to the foster home she grew up in. Little does she know, her foster mother Marge is harbouring a sinister secret dating back a decade.

Now, Katie finds herself caught up in a horrifying family drama while confronting an angry spirit named Abigail…

Reviews:

” …this micro-budget film looks really nice. This isn’t a hand-held camera film; the creators actually spent the time to light, frame, and execute the shots. The higher production value look really elevates this film making it look anything but independent.” 22 Indie Street

“The acting is not horrible, as it can be in some indie horror films. The story itself takes a long time to engage the audience, but it’s worth the wait. Overall, I would say that Abigail Haunting is worth the watch, even though you have to wait for the story to get really interesting (as in the last 30 minutes of the movie).” Film Threat

” …a slow-building and character developing effort that turns up both the chills and the thrills in that final third as secrets start to be revealed and pieces start to be put together. It’s a film that requires patience, but for those willing to be patient this low-budget indie project has some effective pay-offs by film’s end.” The Independent Critic

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” …a pretty decent flick that truth be told, may not be perfect – but is better than many heavily budgeted studio flicks I’ve seen recently. It may also be a little cliche but that’s quite all right – cliche is a good thing […] It’s not about the mile-a-minute jump scares rather the slow, tension building burn.” Indy Red

” …Abigail Haunting is something we’ve seen so many times before that it doesn’t hold any surprises. What should surprise or shock just happens as we expect it will […] Abigail Haunting is a well made but uncompelling effort.” Voices from the Balcony

Cast and characters:

Chelsea Jurkiewicz … Katie
Austin Collazo … Brian
Brenda Daly … Marge
Michael Monteiro … Walter
Christopher Brown … Roger
Taylor May … Abigail
Zander Garcia … Gavin
Eric Rickey … Hank
Ellinor Schwarze … Daughter
Joseph Stevenson … Bartender

Filming locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada

Technical details:

85 minutes

Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1