THE ESTATE (2020) Reviews and release news for dark comedy thriller

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‘Get what’s coming to you’

The Estate is a 2020 dark comedy thriller about a psycho-carnal bond between the spoiled son and trophy wife of a billionaire and a hit man.

Directed by James Kapner – making his feature directorial debut – from a screenplay written by Chris Baker [as Christopher Charles Baker]. Produced by Rod Hamilton, Adam Makowka, Nikil Shyam Sunder (line producer) and Alixandra von Renner.

The Stone Lane Pictures-Runners co-production stars Chris Baker, Eliza Coupe, Greg Finley, Lala Kent, Heather Matarazzo and Eric Roberts.



When a narcissistic son (Chris Baker), yearning for a life of luxury, and his father’s erratic gold-digging wife (Eliza Coupe) decide to kill their way into their inheritance, they employ the help of an absurdly handsome, mysterious hitman (Greg Finley), initiating a psycho-carnal love triangle that spirals into more than anyone bargained for…


“Deftly balancing sharp humour and horror, The Estate delivers a perfectly campy, wildly enjoyable thrill ride that packs a deadly punch.”



“This is meant to be a black comedy, and at times there is the sharp, biting humor that you would expect from one of those. Unfortunately, a lot of the humor is of the sit-com variety, kind of safe and not quite as outrageous as the filmmakers seem to think it is. Still, there are plenty of twists and turns and the kind of plotline that will make even the most jaded pessimist roll their eyes with delight.” Cinema 365

“Director Kapner keeps things moving fast and furious, with wonderfully witty transitions and contrasting its ink-black themes with candy-colored sets. It will certainly not appeal to anyone who likes at least one person to root for in their films […] But for those who felt James McNaughton’s Wild Things was too chaste and cheery, The Estate is right in their wheelhouse.” Film Threat

The Estate is, without a doubt, a brilliant and top-notch dark comedy thriller. The writing, acting, and directing are perfectly executed. This was such a fun movie! I can’t recommend it enough.” Pop Horror


Cast and characters:

Chris Baker … George (as Christopher Charles Baker)
Ezra Buzzington … Mr Amis
Eliza Coupe … Lux
Rocío de la Grana … Rose
Trent Eisfeller … Valet
Greg Finley … Joe
Allan Graf … Driver
Lala Kent
Heather Matarazzo … Mary
Alexandra Paul … Bethenny
Aubyn Philabaum … Tawny Taubin
Cohen Prescott … Boardroom Lawyer
Kyle Rezzarday … Pool Boy
Eric Roberts … Marcello

Filming locations:

Los Angeles, California


The Estate premiered at the 2020 Newport Beach Film Festival.

In the US, Vertical Entertainment will release The Estate theatrically in select locations and On-Demand on October 22, 2021.



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