Uncork’d Entertainment, Proportion Productions ,and Millman Productions deliver a surprisingly gut-wrenching and scary psychological thriller, Pet Graveyard, starring Rita Siddiqui and Jessica O’Toole. Making her directorial debut, Rebecca J. Matthews examines the terrifying and unknown space between life and death.
A group of friends tormented by the Grim Reaper and his sinister pet after they undergo an experiment that allows them to revisit the dead. The cast includes Jessica O’Toole, David Cotter, Rita Siddiqui, Hindolo Koroma, Kate Milner-Evans, Georgina Jane, T’Jean Uter-Dinh, and Hattie Willow.
Here are 5 reasons you should see Pet Graveyard:
5) Jessica O’Toole!
With a magnetic presence, Jessica O’Toole is quite captivating to watch as Lily, who struggles with the loss of a loved one. Lily (Toole) is at a crossroads in life as she struggles to find closure. Her standout performance balances to find the tragedy, understand the innate fear, and and seek out the meaning behind death.
4) David Cotter!
Aided by Jessica O’Toole’s chemistry, David Cotter brings in his own dynamic charisma in the role of Jeff, Lily’s brother. Jeff (Cotter) is a thrill junkie who loves to experiment. Their engaging onscreen chemistry is what drives the narrative.
3) The In-Between!
Director Rebecca J. Matthews delivers the most unsettling sequences in the film when the group attempts to asphyxiate themselves. The cinematography by Ben Collin really stands out when the group ends up in a Purgatory-like realm. With the background drenched in shadows, Collin adds enough light to drive the scares and blood.
At its core, writer Suzy Spade examines the existential question of the afterlife. Spade specifically looks at how human nature reacts to death. Because there is no end date to grieving, the character struggle with their need to mourn and to move forward.
1) A Gipping Thriller!
With an interesting story and an exceptional cast, Pet Graveyard is surprisingly moving and scary. With brilliant direction to the heartfelt and scare scenes, I look forward to what filmmaker Rebecca J. Matthews does next.
Pet Graveyard arrives on DVD/digital on April 2nd, 2019.