DEMENTED (2019) Social media snuff horror


‘Life runs at 24 frames per second… but so does death’

Demented is a 2019 Canadian horror feature film about the plight of women who are abducted and killed via social media platforms.

Written and directed by Nigel Hartwell (The Epidemic; Dead by Dawn and sequel; Surburan Madness; The Expedition; Insight of Evil and sequel), the New Blood Entertainment production stars Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th), Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Cheyenne Ennis (Insight of Evil) and Angelina Love.


For one female entity time stands still, while for another time travels back and forth between the plains of the supernatural and the earthly horrors of exploitation and murder. Under the guise of true love, Senica leads countless women down a dangerous path of no return. Guided only by the loyalty of Amanda and the sanctity of sisterhood.

This story attempts to raise awareness as it runs the full spectrum of the human condition and exposes the sometimes dark pathology of today’s social media. Although fictitious, this movie depicts the cruel reality regarding the number of women who go missing every year…

Cast and characters:

Felissa Rose … Detective
Ari Lehman … Biker Bartender
Bret Hart … Brad
Dakota House … Senica
Barry J. Gillis … Barry
Angel Williams … Carrie
Mark D Valenti … Wanted criminal
Nigel Hartwell … John
Elske McCain … Stripper (archive footage)
‘Knife’ Sotelo … Wanted Criminal (as Marvin Sotelo)
Tom Kring … Self (archive footage)
Yunona Anders … (archive footage)
Anthony Cortese … Jordan Schrieder (archive footage)
Jessica Brant … Self (archive footage)
Kesh Blaze … (archive footage)

Filming locations:

Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Hamilton and Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Los Angeles, California


Footage from Hartwell’s Insight of Evil (2004) is recycled.

Original title:

The Demented