ASH AND BONE (2021) Review, trailer and release news



Ash and Bone is a 2021 American horror film about a city family that ventures into the backwoods and encounters a terrifying urban legend.

Directed by Harley Wallen (Beneath Us All; Agramon’s Gate; Taken Over) from a screenplay written by Bret Miller (Dwarfhammer; Beneath Us All). Produced by Annette Cama, Harley Wallen, Nancy Oeswein and Kaiti Wallen.

The Painted Creek Productions-Cama Productions-Auburn Moon co-production stars Jamie Bernadette, Mel Novak, Harley Wallen, Calhoun Koenig and Angelina Danielle Cama.


Rebellious teen named Cassie Vanderbilt (Angelina Danielle Cama), whose wild streak escalates as her caring father Lucas (Harley Wallen) decides to take her and his new wife Sarah (Kaiti Wallen) out of the city for some bonding and quality time together.

However, after Cassie crosses the infamous McKinley family (Jimmy Doom, Erika Hoveland), it becomes clear that sometimes danger lies hidden in the weeds, ready to strike at any moment…


“Things proceed along a fairly linear route, towards the expected finale, in which the McKinleys pay a visit to the Vanderbilts, and Cassie’s anti-social tendencies and refusal to give a f*ck, become positive – or, at least, useful – traits. I found myself warming to her Goth sullenness over the course of proceedings, and if there’s nothing particularly original here, it hits the expected marks with energy and is technically adept to boot.” Film Blitz


Ash and Bone has been picked up for distribution by Deskpop Entertainment for a future theatrical and home entertainment release. The deal was negotiated by Cyfuno Ventures, sales agent for the Jamie Bernadette-starring feature.

“It was really important to find the right distributor for Ash and Bone said director and Actor Harley Wallen. “I just really felt everyone really gave their best on both sides of the camera. I’ve seen it now at enough festivals and screening rooms to know we have a hit on our hands if it can get in front of our audience!

He continues:  “I wanted to show a different side of my horror influence since Agramon’s Gate had touched on demonic possessions and the supernatural, this time I wanted a very real antagonist in the villainous backyard couple The McKinleys, I wanted it to be raw and violent, Bret Miller, who wrote the script, totally painted the picture in the screenplay that made for a very violent journey.”

Wallen has also said: “I wanted to make a horror return to House of Wax and Texas Chain Saw Massacre-style of films, with a bit of a Rob Zombie feel and the imagery of Alex Gasparetto.”

Ash and Bone gives horror fans exactly what they want from the very first shot. It is creepy, bloody and brings us all into a small town that no viewer will ever dare step foot into in real life. We are very proud to launch this spine-chilling film as one of the premiere titles for our new Desktop Entertainment label,” said Mat Levy, Vice President of Deskpop Entertainment.

Cast and characters:

Jamie Bernadette … Anna
Mel Novak … Bartender Louie
Harley Wallen … Lucas Vanderbilt
Calhoun Koenig … Tina
Michael Alexander … Bar troublemaker
Kaiti Wallen … Sarah Vanderbilt
Mason Heidger … Tucker
Shane Hagedorn … Sheriff
Erika Hoveland … May McKinley
Jimmy Doom … Clete McKinley
Shawn Jones … Orderly
Heather Fairbanks … Diner Waitress
Angelina Danielle Cama … Cassie Vanderbilt
Jerry Hayes … Gun Shop Owner
Kimberly Cruchon Brooks … Edna McKinley

Fun facts:

Jamie Bernadette took over a role initially to have been played by Scout Taylor-Compton.


We originally posted about Ash and Bone on July 6th 2019 and this repost reflects the film’s release news.


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