Fading of the Cries

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Fading of the Cries
Fading of the Cries.jpg
Film poster
Produced by Brian Metcalf
Karoline Kautz
Thomas Ian Nicholas
Ben Chan
Written by Steven McGuire
Starring Brad Dourif
Thomas Ian Nicholas
Mackenzie Rosman
Elaine Hendrix
Music by Nathaniel Levisay
Cinematography Brad Rushing
Edited by Steven McGuire
Distributed by Lionsgate Films
Release dates
  • July 8, 2010 (2010-07-08)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Fading of the Cries is a 2010 American fantasy film directed by Steven McGuire, produced by Metcalf, Karoline Kautz, Ben Chan and Thomas Ian Nicholas.[1] It stars Brad Dourif, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Mackenzie Rosman and Elaine Hendrix.[2]


Jacob is a young man who defends his town from evil forces, aided by a magic sword. He saves a girl called Sarah from a horde of the reanimated dead, and they escape through the floor of a church. An evil necromancer named Mathias confronts Sarah and demands an amulet given to her by her uncle before he died. Sarah refuses, and after threatening to unleash all the evils he can conjure, Mathias disappears.

In the morning, Sarah and Jacob return to Sarah's house through streets, fields, churches and underground tunnels, pursued by hordes of demonic creatures. They arrive around midday to find Mathias is already there, holding a sword to Sarah's little sister Jill's throat. Mathias threatens to kill Jill unless Sarah gives him the amulet. Sarah makes Mathias promise he will let Jill go, and gives him the amulet. Mathias disappears with both Jill and the necklace, and Sarah begs Jacob to go save Jill from Mathias. Jacob reluctantly agrees.

Jacob arrives at Sarah's dead uncle's house and fights Mathias. He manages to destroy the amulet, defeating Mathias, but Jill falls through a hole in the floor. Jacob dives after her and breaks her fall with his own body, unharmed himself because he cannot die due to a protection spell that Sarah's uncle cast before he died. They return to Jill's home. Her mother and her sister Sarah are dead, killed by the reanimated dead while Jacob was not there to protect them.

Jacob returns to Sarah's uncle's house to find Mathias reading through his necromancer spells, looking for a way to restore his power. Mathias laughs and boasts that he cannot be killed because he is already dead. Jacob says grimly that he is not there to kill Mathias; instead he will torture Mathias for all eternity. The movie fades out with Jacob repeatedly slashing Mathias with his sword and the sounds of Mathias's screams filling the air.[3]



Released in 2009 (USA)



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