THE INHERITANCE (2020) Reviews of horror mystery


‘Some gifts are a curse’

The Inheritance is a 2020 American-Ukrainian horror film about a woman’s bequest in Eastern Europe and the discovery of a dark family secret.

Written and directed by Chad Barager and Kevin Speckmaier, the movie stars Natalia Ryumina and Nick Wittman.


A woman’s inheritance takes her to Europe where she will uncover a dark and disturbing family secret. Once she is alone in the former family manor, paranormal occurrences in the home begin and slowly intensify. She is forced to face her fears to uncover dark secrets lurking in her family history. And the deeper she delves into the secrets the home possesses, the more horrifying the answers become…


” …the few moments of intended jump scares were poorly edited, happening much too quickly for the viewer to appreciate, forcing me to rewind in order to know what I was meant to have experienced. Similarly, its intended eeriness and suspense, elicited by a combination of anxious conversations about some unnamed higher powers-that-be and the nightly sounds of ghastly screaming, continued to dull throughout the film, remaining vague at best.” Heaven of Horror

” …it’s all talk. We get an occasional, not very scary, bit of supernatural activity and then it’s back to dialogue […] The Inheritance even wastes the big empty house it’s set in. Those dark corridors and rooms should have been used much more often and to much better effect. There’s never any real sense of fear for what’s haunting them.” Voices from the Balcony

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The Inheritance premiered at the  Catalina Film Festival on September 18th 2020.

In the USA, Uncork’d Entertainment will release The Inheritance On-Demand and DVD on April 13th 2021.

Cast and characters:

Nick Wittman … Peter
Natalia Ryumina … Sasha
Valeria Dymova … Olga
Yaroslav Poverlo … Yuri (Voice)
Yuriy Dyak … Roman
Volodymyr Didenko … Shady Man 2
Vova Barabanov … Shady Man 1
Larisa Bokovenko … Anjelica
Nastia Bezsonova … Attendant
Arina Kucheieva … Shadow
Yulia Brahina … Irina
Yuriy Efimenko … Sergei
Artem Bilyaze … Shady Man 3
Vladimir Barabanov … Shady Man 1
Andrea Stefancikova … (voice)


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