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The Black String (2018)

After a one-night stand with a mysterious and beautiful woman, Jonathan falls ill and starts to believe that he's the victim of a sinister supernatural plot.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Muniz ... Jonathan
Blake Webb ... Eric 'The ERC'
Chelsea Edmundson ... Dena
Richard Handley ... Dr. Jason Ronaldi
Cullen Douglas ... Man in Black
Colby French ... Mr. Marsh
Laura Richardson ... Mrs. Marsh
Ravi Patel ... Dr. May
Mary K. DeVault ... Melinda
Jackie Moore ... Lollypop
Bret Green ... Fit Guy Chad
Jenny Strubin ... Winter
Sharif Ibrahim ... Orderly Wally
Angie DeGrazia ... The Wife
Alexander Ward ... The Entity
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Jonathan is a lonely twenty-something, stuck in his home town working night shifts at the local convenience store. When an unexpected encounter with a mysterious woman turns his life upside down, Jonathan is stricken by illness and nightmarish visions. Paranoid and desperate, he launches on a quest across the suburbs to find the seductress who started it all. Friends and family believe he's losing his mind, but Jonathan is convinced he's the target of something far more sinister.

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When Nightmares Become Reality


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Rated R for violence/disturbing images, language throughout, some sexuality and drug use
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25 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Crni niz See more »

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Black String Film See more »
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Solid Occult/Witchcraft genre peice.
15 September 2019 | by j2k_See all my reviews

As a fan of the more esoteric based horror, dealing with the occult, black magic and demonism, I found this a decent attempt. The tension was there all along, and ramped up in the 3rd act. The acting was decent all round.. I never watched 'Malcom' but thought Muniz showed real talent here and was a believable, albeit a little bit charicature is his manic state.

The final act was well done, although perhaps a bit muddled and there could've been a more complete, fleshed out conclusion. On the whole though a well written and crafted film with good production value and a very interesting premise. Worth way more than its current 5.4.... a solid 7.5 for me.


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