A story of incomprehensible abuse delivered by an explosively violent mother of four. Journey through the mind of a child that experiences a living hell, defined and defended by the twisted religious beliefs of her mother.


Jason Stoddard


Jason Stoddard





Cast overview:
Leslie Easterbrook ... Maggie
Kane Hodder ... Hank
J.D. Hart ... Cowboy Profit
Michele Grey Hartsoe ... Cathy (as Michele Grey)
Sims Holland ... Carla (as Katie Holland)
Randi Jones Randi Jones ... Grace
Daniel Jones Daniel Jones ... Randy
Cody Allen Cody Allen ... Bill
Constance Collins Constance Collins ... Principal Walsh
Ron Stafford Ron Stafford ... Detective Debose
Anthony Garner Anthony Garner ... Detective McDonald
Anthony Osment Anthony Osment ... Officer Williams
Matthew M. Anderson Matthew M. Anderson ... Officer Salinski (as Matt Anderson)
Gezell Fleming ... Witness (as Gezelle Flemming)


Leslie Easterbrook plays the lead role of 'Mother Maggie', a disturbed mother of four who delivers an unimaginable level of abuse to her children while defending her actions with her own twisted interpretations of the Bible. Three daughters live in constant fear of being beaten and abused by their mentally disturbed mother. Escaping the wrath of their mother seems impossible and proves to be deadly. Based on a true story, The Afflicted takes you inside the lives of those who live in constant fear with no escape. Written by Lee Dashiell

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A mother's love has its limits.


Horror | Thriller


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Based on the story of Theresa Knorr, though the real-life events occur in a substantially compressed time line. See more »


[first lines]
Carla: What I'm about to tell you is exactly how everything happened.
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Referenced in Terror Film Festival Promotional Video 2012 (2012) See more »

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Overall well done
8 March 2014 | by dswiftocSee all my reviews

Pretty enjoyable movie overall. The story is interesting enough and the cinematography is actually pretty good overall, especially considering the budget. The acting is well above average in this budget range, Kane Hodder makes an interesting appearance in essentially a cameo role, it would of been nice to expand more on the back story and give him more screen time but that might of been a decision made for budget reasons. The Good Overall acting - Leslie Easterbrook was really good when she wasn't way over the top, all in all a real solid performance the type that should bring her a lot more opportunities. J.D. Hart was fantastic, again some of the script called for him to be over the top but he really did a great job. Michele Grey and Sims Holland both did a great job with very challenging rolls, I expect to see more work from them in the future. Cinematography - overall very good, some real nice shots, most of the film is visually interesting. Some of the hand-held was a bit to choppy for my taste, but that's a taste issues more than anything else, overall great job. Story - the story itself is interesting. The Not so Good Nothing that will ruin the movie experience but a couple glaring problems. The Whys - why they didn't take action sooner or attempt to do something will baffle you, you might even find yourself yelling instructions at the TV as I did. More pre-production time ironing out the whys would of gone a long way. More back story - so we care more, are more invested in the characters and have a better idea of what caused everything. Again this may of been a matter of the budget restraints with some of the actors and time to shoot. All in all a good movie, a pleasant Netflix find for me. Might not be something you would watch more than once but definitely worth your time the first time around.

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Release Date:

1 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Afflicted See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA See more »


Box Office


$180,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,272, 23 October 2011

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Afflicted Picturehouse See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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