‘She will reign’
Queen of Spades is a 2021 Canadian horror film about four teenagers who jokingly summon up an evil entity and soon regret their naivety.
Directed by Patrick White from a screenplay co-written with John Ainslie, from a story by Svyatoslav Podgaevskiy. The movie stars Ava Preston, Daniel Kash, Kaelen Ohm, Eric Osborne, Jamie Bloch, Nabil Rajo, and Krista Marchand.
According to legend, an ominous entity known as the Queen of Spades can be summoned by performing an ancient ritual. Those brave enough draw a door and a staircase on a mirror, in darkness, and say her name three times.
What happens next must be experienced to be believed. Four teenagers decide to summon the Queen of Spades as a joke. However, they could never imagine the horrors this innocent prank has condemned them and their loved ones as well…
“Various scenes end abruptly or in the middle of dialogue. Our “hero” Anna is quite possibly an emotional sociopath lacking any sort of endearment […] And there’s a shocking lack of urgency to the pacing. Queen of Spades is poorly executed haunting fare where the most haunting thing about it is how tragically it misses the mark on so many levels.” Killer Horror Critic
In the USA, Dread Presents will release Queen of Spades theatrically in select locations on June 11, On-Demand on June 15, and on Blu-ray on June 29, 2021.