SWEET RIVER (2020) Reviews and overview


‘Back where they belong’

Sweet River is a 2020 Australian mystery horror film in which a mother returns to her hometown where her son is missing and presumed dead.

Directed by Justin McMillan from a screenplay co-written by Eddie Baroo and Marc Furmie, the ACM Films production stars Lisa Kay, Martin Sacks, aforementioned Eddie Baroo and Chris Haywood.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“The performance of Lisa Kay is truly fantastic, giving Hanna layers, as you can clearly see the burden of losing her child weighs so much on her. When the pieces finally do come together Sweet River has a truly crushing finale and will certainly affect even the sturdiest of viewers.” Bloody Flicks

“This is the first feature film from Justin McMillan and a damn fine one […] If you like your horror movies to have plenty of mystery and drama (and some supernatural elements as well as a serial killer), then Sweet River should hit your sweet spot.” Heaven of Horror

“Bookended by the imagery of water and fire, this is a mature tale of conflicting elements and complicated emotions, of people stunted by grief yet slowly learning to resow fallow ground – and it is the sprinklings of genre which make Sweet River‘s psychological soil fertile with a final, bittersweet yield.” Projected Figures

Cast and characters:

Lisa Kay … Hanna
Martin Sacks … John Drake
Eddie Baroo … Tom Evans
Chris Haywood … Nigel
Charlotte Stent … Violet
Sam Parsonson … Troy
Geneviève Lemon … Elenor
Jack Ellis … Simpkins
Bryan Probets … Clayton
Jeremy Waters … James Lipton
Jayden McGinlay … Max
Rob Carlton … Wilkins

Technical details:

102 minutes