The Horseman (film)

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The Horseman
The Horseman.jpg
Official Teaser Poster
Directed by Steven Kastrissios
Produced by Rebecca Dakin
Steven Kastrissios
Written by Steven Kastrissios
Starring Peter Marshall
Caroline Marohasy
Evert McQueen
Music by Ryan Potter
Cinematography Mark Broadbent
Edited by Steven Kastrissios
Production
  company
Kastle Films
Distributed by Umbrella Entertainment
Screen Media Ventures
Release date(s)
  • 29 June 2008 (2008-06-29)
Running time 96 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Irish language

The Horseman is a 2008 Australian thriller directed and written by Steven Kastrissios[1] and starring Peter Marshall, Evert McQueen and introducing Caroline Marohasy.[2]

Plot[edit]

After the drug-induced death of his teenaged daughter, Christian is sent a video tape, it depicts several men having sexual intercourse with his drugged-up daughter. Christian then decides to avenge his daughter by killing all those linked to the sex tape. Along the way he meets a young woman named Alice, and a fragile friendship begins to unfold.

Cast[edit]

  • Peter Marshall as Christian
  • Caroline Marohasy as Alice
  • Brad McMurray as Derek
  • Jack Henry as Finn
  • Evert McQueen as Jim
  • Christopher Sommers as Pauly
  • Bryan Probets as Walters
  • Steve Tandy as Devlin
  • Chris Betts as Hilton
  • Damon Gibson as Chuck
  • Hannah Levien as Jesse
  • Ron Kelly as Det. Adams
  • Robyn Moore as Irene
  • Warren Meacham as Richards
  • Greg Quinn as Kenneth
  • Rhye Copeman as Eddie

Production[edit]

The Horseman was conceived as a short film.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

While it has been criticised for the brutal violence and content matter, receiving an R rating,[4] writer and director Steven Kastrissios has mentioned he believes that the brutality is essential to the story.[5] It currently has 58% on the movie review site Rotten Tomatoes.[6]

Release[edit]

The film came out on DVD and Blu-ray on 1 March 2010 in the UK.[7] The film was part of the Sitges Film Festival,[8] Fantasia Festival,[9] the Film4 FrightFest[10] and South by Southwest 2009.[11] Screen Media Ventures set the limited theatrical run for the United States on 15 June 2010.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ projectcyclops (4 November 2009). "Grimmupnorth 09: Review of The Horseman". Quiet Earth. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Horseman Gets Limited Theatrical Release". Dread Central. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  3. ^ The Horseman: Director Steven Kastrissios
  4. ^ "The Horseman". Kastlefilms. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Interview with 'Horseman' Director Steven Kastrissios, Creature Feature Next?
  6. ^ The Horseman Movie Review, http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_horseman_2008. Retrieved 8 July 2010
  7. ^ "The Horseman Wreaks Vengeance on the UK". Dread Central. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Sitges 2009 Complete Lineup". Sound on Sight. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  9. ^ Fantasia 2009: Steven Kastrissios' The Horseman
  10. ^ "Incredible Film4 Frightfest lineup announced!". Quiet Earth. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  11. ^ Weinberg, Scott (19 March 2009). "SXSW Review: 'The Horseman'". Fear Net. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  12. ^ "'The Horseman' Gets Limited Theatrical Run This June". Bloody Disgusting. 18 March 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 

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