The Horseman (film)
Theatrical film poster
|Directed by||Steven Kastrissios|
|Produced by||Rebecca Dakin|
|Written by||Steven Kastrissios|
|Music by||Ryan Potter|
|Edited by||Steven Kastrissios|
|Distributed by||Umbrella Entertainment|
Screen Media Ventures
After the drug-induced death of his teenaged daughter, Christian (Peter Marshall) is sent a video tape, a "snuff film" involving his daughter and several men. Christian then decides to avenge his daughter by killing all those linked to the sex tape. Along the way he meets a teenage runaway named Alice (Caroline Marohasy) and a fragile friendship begins to unfold.
- 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
The Horseman was conceived as a short film.
The film came out on DVD and Blu-ray on 1 March 2010 in the UK. The film was part of the Sitges Film Festival, Fantasia Festival, the Film4 FrightFest and South by Southwest 2009. Screen Media Ventures set the limited theatrical run for the United States on 15 June 2010.
While it has been criticised for the brutal violence and content matter, receiving an R rating, writer and director Steven Kastrissios has mentioned he believes that the brutality is essential to the story. It currently has a rating of 59% on the movie review site Rotten Tomatoes based on 29 reviews, with an average score of 5.79/10.
|Melbourne Underground Film Festival||Best Film||Steven Kastrissios||Won|
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