‘Life runs at 24 frames per second… but so does death’
Demented is a 2021 Canadian supernatural horror film about a female entity and a spate of women being murdered for dark web entertainment.
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, Angelina Love and Cheyenne Ennis (Insight of Evil).
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…
“Being an indie film a lot of the acting wasn’t amazing, but it was consistent and added to the exploitation feel […] the CG left something to be desired at times, especially in the film’s third act […] Personally I enjoyed the story much more as a result of its lack of showing much physical horror, I got quite into the low budget vibes…” The Rotting Zombie
Demented will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and VHS on August Friday the 13th via New Blood Entertainment.
Audio commentary by writer-director Nigel Hartwell
“Road to Sadness” music video
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 … Exotic dancer (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)
Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Hamilton and Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Los Angeles, California
Footage from Hartwell’s Insight of Evil (2004) is incorporated into this new production.