FrightFest 2014: The Harvest Review

Director: John McNaughton.

Cast: Natasha Calis, Charlie Tahan, Samantha Morton, Michael Shannon, Peter Fonda, Leslie Lyles.

Certificate: Tbc.

Running Time: 104 minutes.

Synopsis: Maryann (Calis) moves in with her grandparents after the death of her mother and father. She soon makes friends with a local sick boy (Tahan) who is confined to his home by his overbearing mother (Morton). As the two embark on a forbidden friendship, the mother seems to become more and more intense.

FrightFest has been a place of just as many laughs as it has been scares this year, but one film that aims to keep things very serious indeed. Director of Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer, John McNaughton, returns to supply one of the best films of the festival this year. The Harvest is an amazing achievement on many levels, not least that this is solid drama with a horror edge.

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