The Haunting of Sharon Tate
|The Haunting of Sharon Tate|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Daniel Farrands|
|Written by||Daniel Farrands|
|Edited by||Dan Riddle|
The Haunting of Sharon Tate is a 2019 American horror thriller film written and directed by Daniel Farrands. The film is based on the Tate murders. It stars Hilary Duff, Jonathan Bennett, Lydia Hearst, Pawel Szajda, and Ryan Cargill.
It was released in the United States on April 5, 2019, by Saban Films.
- Hilary Duff as Sharon Tate
- Jonathan Bennett as Jay Sebring
- Lydia Hearst as Abigail Folger
- Tyler Johnson as Tex Watson
- Pawel Szajda as Wojciech Frykowsky
- Ryan Cargill as Steven Parent
- Fivel Stewart as Yellow
- Bella Popa as Sadie
- Ben Mellish as Charles Manson
In February 2018, it was announced Hilary Duff, Jonathan Bennett, and Lydia Hearst had joined the cast of the film, with Daniel Farrands writing and directing the film. Lucas Jarach and Eric Brenner will serve as producers on the film, while Jim Jacobsen and Jorge Garcia Castro will serve as executive producers under their Skyline Entertainment banner. Duff also serves as an executive producer for the film.
In February 2019, the film won three awards from the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. Daniel Farrands won the award for Best Director, Duff won the award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the titular character and the film won Best Horror Film.
In May 2019, the film was added to UK Netflix.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 15% based on 26 reviews, with an average rating of 2.85/10. The website's consensus reads, "The Haunting of Sharon Tate dishonors the events it seeks to dramatize with a poorly acted and offensively exploitative take on real-life tragedy." On Metacritic, it has an approval rating of 8% out of 100 based on 10 reviews. The film received positive notices from Starbust Magazine, Cinedump, Horror News, Abort Mag, Creative Screenwriting, Morbidly Beautiful, World Film Geek, Film Threat, Cultured Vultures and We Live Entertainment, many of whom cited Duff's strong acting and the film's spiritual themes and surprise twist ending. It also won three awards at the 2019 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival for Farrands (Best Director), Duff (Best Actress) and Best Horror Movie.
|2019||Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival Awards||Best Director||Daniel Farrands||Won|||
|Best Actress||Hilary Duff||Won|||
|Best Horror Movie||The Haunting of Sharon Tate||Won|||
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