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SATOR (2019)

Indie horror finds a rural family, under emotional duress, falling apart and being stalked by a demon who seeks to claim them.

Jordan Graham was a one man film production company on this, his first indie feature. Writing, directing, editing, producing, along with composing the score and doing the cinematography, it’s hard not to give him credit as this film was truly a six year labor of love. As a movie, though, it’s extremely moody and somber and is very slow moving, even for an 85 minute film. It does pick up in the last act, where there are some moments of shocking violence, when the demonic entity’s influence finally takes hold of one of the already troubled family members. With all the years of work Graham put into this flick, one wants to like it a lot more, but despite the atmosphere and spooky cinematography, it’s a bit of a chore to sit through till the last 15 minutes or so. The untraditional narrative structure may also not be for everyone, either. Small cast includes Michael Daniel, Rachel Johnson, Aurora Lowe, Gabriel Nicholson, June Peterson and Wendy Taylor, who all perform well. Worth watching just to appreciate the effort and hard work Jordan Graham put into this to get his movie made.

-MonsterZero NJ

2 and 1-2 star rating



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