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A trailer for Jesse Thomas Cook’s The Hexecutioners has landed and can be seen right here in today’s Horror Highlights. The film is also now available in the UK and will soon be released in Canada by Anchor Bay. Also: a look at four new Warcraft character videos and a behind-the-scenes video for the Stan original series Wolf Creek.
The Hexecutioners Trailer and Distribution Details: “Three years ago Proposition 117 was passed allowing private medical films to conduct assisted suicide procedures. Two disparate young women working for a Rite-to-Die company are dispatched to a remote estate to perform a custom Euthanasia ritual, but unwittingly summon the spirits of a death cult that once inhabited the property.
- Tamika Jones
Stars: Liv Collins, Sarah Power, Timothy Burd, Ari Millen, Barry Flatman, Walter Borden, Boyd Banks, Tony Burgess, Jason David Brown, Matt Griffin | Written by Tony Burgess | Directed by Jesse Thomas Cook
It would seem, at least on paper, that the director of low-budget quasi-wrestling monster movie Monsters Brawl and the (literal) shit-monster movie Septic Man; teaming up the writer of the neo-classic Pontypool for a movie that encapsuates an American gothic vibe would not work. On the one hand you have someone’s whose work is filled with subtlety, on the other… shit-monster (and yes, I know Burgess also penned Septic Man)! Yet somehow, despite some lapses in judgement and a conclusion that falls off the cliff somewhat, The Hexecutioners really works.
From the offset, The Hexecutioners is completely overblown and overwrought. The film is scored like some kind of idiots guide to horror – queues hit all the notes that »
- Phil Wheat
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