Animosity (film)

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Directed byBrendan Steere
Produced byBrandon Taylor
Roy Frumkes
Written byBrendan Steere
StarringTracy Willet
Marcin Paluch
Thea McCartan
Tom Martin
Alyssa Kempinski
Stephan Goldbach
Michelle Jones
Music byGeoff Gersh
CinematographyJesse Gouldsbury
Edited bySteve Burgess
Laika Come Home
Release date
  • May 13, 2013 (2013-05-13)
Running time
107 minutes
CountryUnited States

Animosity is a 2013 horror thriller film written and directed by Brendan Steere.[1] It had its world premiere on May 13, 2013, and stars Tracy Willet and Marcin Paluch as two newlyweds that discover a sinister presence in the woods.[2]


Mike (Marcin Paluch) and Carrie (Tracy Willet) Bonner are newly wed and have decided to move into a house set deep into a quiet and secluded forest. Carrie is unnerved by a series of strange encounters with others living in the area, encounters that her husband dismisses as nothing to worry about. She's horrified when she witnesses a violent event and becomes convinced that the area is home to sinister supernatural powers.


  • Marcin Paluch as Mike Bonner
  • Tracy Willet as Carrie Bonner
  • Thea McCartan as Lauren
  • Tom Martin as Carl Hampton
  • Stephan Goldbach as Tom
  • Alyssa Kempinski as Nicole
  • Matt Ziegel as Joe
  • Michelle Jones as Erin
  • Rob O'Rourke as Boy


Fangoria gave Animosity three skulls and praised the movie for its use of the film's setting,[3] while the McPherson Sentinel commented that while they did enjoy the movie overall "the first third of the film is very rough".[4] TVQC rated the movie highly and compared it favorably to Blue Ruin and Cold in July.[5] Bloody Disgusting was mixed and gave the movie two skulls, stating that the movie could very well improve with repeated viewings and that they would write a new review if this was the case, but that they left the theater "feeling worn out and unsatisfied."[6]



  1. ^ Woods, Kevin. "Trailer, stills and poster for horror-thriller Animosity". JoBlo. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  2. ^ Barton, Steve. "Indie Horror Month 2013: First Look at Animosity". Dread Central. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  3. ^ Gingold, Michael. "Review: Animosity". Fangoria. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  4. ^ Garon, Cockrell. "@fantasiafest Fantasia International Film Festival Reviewed! - Animosity!, Live!". McPherson Sentinel. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  5. ^ Cloutier, Jean-François. "Fantasia 2014 présente le film ANIMOSITY de Brendan Steers". TVQC. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  6. ^ "[Fantasia '14 Review] There's a Great Film Somewhere Inside 'Animosity'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Awards". Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival. Archived from the original on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014.

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