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Ritual Killings Lead to The Harrowing

Posted by Steve Barton on February 16, 2017

Like your entertainment on the darker side of the fence? Of course you do. That’s why you’re here. It’s also why we think you’re gonna dig this next flick called The Harrowing!

From the Press Release:
Legendary character actor Michael Ironside (Total Recall) and Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy) are joining Matthew Tompkins (Sicario) and John Hickman (Avengers of Justice) in The Harrowing, written and directed by veteran horror director Jon Keeyes and produced by Wolfclan Productions and Highland Myst Entertainment, filming in Dallas, Texas.

Actor Tompkins and director Keeyes are producing with James Cable, Carl Kirshner, and John Walpole. The film also stars Morgana Shaw (“Salem”), Damon Carney (Hellraiser: Judgement), and Arianne Martin (Drive Angry).

“We’re trying to push horror into some areas that haven’t been explored in a while,” shared director Keeyes. “The Harrowing is an intellectual horror movie that questions reality, explores the psychological and metaphorical meaning of demons, and yet entertains with a lot of great terror.”

Ironside plays Carl Logan, a jaded police lieutenant who must decide whether or not his officer is a killer. Vosloo plays Dr. Whitney, who runs a forensic hospital that’s conducting secret experiments on its patients. The film focuses on vice detective Calhoun, played by Matthew Tompkins, who is accused of the ritualistic murder of his best friend. Bent on finding the truth, he is plunged into Hell when he goes undercover and discovers that demons might be real. This is a hard-boiled thriller in the vein of genre classics Jacobs Ladder and Angel Heart.

Says Tompkins, “The idea of playing a rough-shelled, complex character like Ryan Calhoun, so damaged that reality begins to distort for him to the point that he begins to question his very identify, was fascinating. But to have two powerful actors like Michael Ironside and Arnold Vosloo on conflicting sides of the looking glass was thrilling… it kept me on my toes, and I think it will absolutely have the same disturbing effect on the audience.”

Wolfclan Productions and Highland Myst are currently releasing the celebrated festival hit Nightmare Box. Most recently released is the dramatic thriller Odd Man Out and the award-winning Mechanical Grave, with several projects currently in development. Jon Keeyes is a longtime horror director; his debut film is the cult classic American Nightmare.

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First Stills From The Harrowing Shower You in Blood!

Posted by Uncle Creepy on February 27, 2013

The first word and stills for John Keeyes' next foray into fright, The Harrowing, arrived just a few minutes ago in our e-mail box, and since we're just suckers for hot chicks who are drenched in blood we decided to share. Dig it!

From the Press Release
Highland Myst Entertainment and Wolfclan Productions are proud to announce their newest film, THE HARROWING, a demonic, horror thriller currently filming on location in Dallas, Texas. In the tradition of SHUTTER ISLAND and JACOB'S LADDER, THE HARROWING follows fallen-from-grace Vice Detective Ryan Calhoun. After a routine surveillance goes horribly wrong, Calhoun is accused of the ritualistic murder of his best friend and partner, a prostitute, and a corrupt Congressmen. Unhinged and tormented by demonic dreams, and bent on discovering the truth, Calhoun is admitted to a forensic hospital for observation where, his sanity slowly sipping away, he begins to uncover the darkest, most terrifying truth imaginable.

Directed by Jon Keeyes (AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, FALL DOWN DEAD), THE HARROWING stars Matthew Tompkins (KILLING DOWN, MISSIONARY MAN) as Detective Calhoun, veteran horror actress Debbie Rochon (AMERICAN NIGHTMARE) as the schizophrenic, necrophiliac Ella, Damon Carney (THE LONE RANGER) as Detective Jack Myers, Michael Crabtree (TEMPLE GRANDIN, PLACES IN THE HEART) as Lt. Logan, Robert McCollum (SUBURBAN NIGHTMARE) as Detective Greenbaum, and Ambre Lowe (PHOBIA) as Calhoun's wife, Anne. Further casting announcements are coming soon including the addition of a Horror Icon to play the head of the forensic hospital, the possibly villainous Dr. Whitney.

Filming is currently underway in Dallas with the Producers expecting to wrap principal photography in April, 2013.

First Stills From The Harrowing Shower You in Blood!

First Stills From The Harrowing Shower You in Blood!

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