FLEE THE LIGHT (2021) Review and overview of folk horror



‘It hunts in the light’

Flee the Light is a 2021 Canadian horror film about a ​psychology student’s attempts to cure her sister’s crippling psychosis. Unfortunately, this exposes them both to an ancient creature that wants their souls.

Directed by Alexandra Senza – making her feature debut – from a screenplay written by Jennifer Mancini. Produced by John Griffith, Lieann Koivukoski and Jennifer Mancini.

The Mythic Trips Entertainment production stars Annie Tuma, Ariana Marquis, Jamar Adams Thompson, Jane Siberry and Caroline Raynaud.



Flee the Light succeeds where other witchy folk horror films like Hellbender failed by engaging the viewer from the start. Too many films seem to think they can get away with some bland dialogue or somebody wandering around and acting spooky. There may not be much in the way of elaborate effects, but there are things happening to draw the viewer in. The film gets a huge boost from both of the leads who deliver excellent performances.” Voices from the Balcony

Cast and characters:

Annie Tuma … Andra
Ariana Marquis … Delfi
Jamar Adams Thompson … Sid
Jane Siberry … Kata
Caroline Raynaud … Nancy
Darren W. Marynuk … Party Guest
Rachel Noel-Gard … Party Guest
Leanne Ofori-Atta’ … Jill
Karson Mackie … Smug Guy


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