Manifest is a 2022 American supernatural horror film about a Marine Corps drill instructor who falls victim to a curse by two recruits, exposing his fears and sending him into a demonic possession that connects to his dark childhood trauma.
Directed by Jena Serbu (Frat Star) from a screenplay written by Leon M. Brown (Escape from Area 51), who also stars.
The 7 Point 5 Films production also stars Ambre Anderson, Sheila Mears, Deja Monique Cruz, Justine Wachsberger, Matthew Fahey and Ian Stanley.
Plot [may contain spoilers]:
Since childhood, Matthew kept a dark secret-he was possessed by a demon. Now grown and serving in the United States Marine Corps, he’s learned to tame the demon through self-mutilation.
That cure soon ends as two recruits, who are members of the occult, cast a spell on Matthew to manifest his worst fears. His mother is the puppeteer behind it all. Before his eyes, Matthew starts to lose his family, vocation, his relationship with his mother worsens, and the demon begins to overcome him.
Nearly hopeless, Matthew turns to the occult to exorcise the demon and regain the parts of his life that were slipping away. His attempt fails, and he spirals into a complete demonic possession, not before, however, he goes on a killing spree…
Main cast and characters:
Leon M. Brown … Matthew Franklin
Ambre Anderson … Jessica Franklin
Sheila Mears … Susie Reed
Deja Monique Cruz … Dawn Franklin
Justine Wachsberger … Melanie Tanner
Matthew Fahey … Paul Elliott
Ian Stanley … Carl Blanchard
Erin Cottrell … Katherine Reeves
Ca’Ron Jaden Coleman … Young Matthew Franklin
Gustavo Ramirez … Hector Sanchez
Gabrielle Wedderburn … Robin Allen
Meredith Parks … Andrea Brooks
Brandon Sutton … Leon Jenkins
Eve Sigall … Interpreter
Holly Kaplan … Bella Stoddard
Ginny Jones … Holly Scheflen
Tedd Taskey … Sam Cross
Paul Zies … Frank Parker
Matthew Jones … Tony Carter
Mahek … Amaya Sunder
William Marquart … Daniel Yates