Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Fort Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.


Jason Stone


Scott Abramovitch, Michael Redhill (novel) (as Inger Ash Wolfe)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Sarandon ... Hazel Micallef
Gil Bellows ... Detective Ray Green
Ellen Burstyn ... Emily Micallef
Topher Grace ... Ben Wingate
Donald Sutherland ... Father Price
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Simon
Kevin Parent ... Spere
Katy Breier ... Melanie Cartwright
Paulino Nunes ... Officer Mathieson
Ted Whittall ... Ian Mason
Amanda Brugel ... Officer Vongarner
John Ralston ... Andrew Pederson
Natalie Radford ... Glynnis Pederson
Alex Poch-Goldin ... Bob Chandler
Ella Ballentine ... Rose Batten


Hazel Micallef is the senior officer in the Fort Dundas, Ontario Police Department. Once having tried to commit suicide and a resulting chronic back injury are the reasons she will never be promoted, the position of Commanding Officer, of which she is acting, having been vacant for some time. Hazel self-medicates to dull the emotional and physical pain. Relatively young and inexperienced but enthusiastic Ben Wingate transferring from the Toronto Police Department to join her and the only other detective, Ray Green, coincides with the first homicide in Fort Dundas in four years, the victim aged Delia Chandler, a friend of Hazel's mother, retired judge Emily Micallef with who single Hazel lives. Delia's throat was slit, but the coroner is able to determine that the murderer posed Delia's mouth post-mortem, with the time for rigor mortis to set in meaning that he/she had to hold the mouth in place for upwards of an hour. With two subsequent murders in nearby communities with similar oral... Written by Huggo

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Pray for the Prey


Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violent content, disturbing images and some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


When Simon (Christopher Heyerdahl) and Grace Batten (Kristin Booth) first meet in the diner where Grace works, it's the Bright Spot Restaurant on Main Street East in Hamilton. See more »


At around minute 56, when Hazel is talking to Ray in Grace's house, Grace and Ella are seen behind Ray's shoulder coming over, going around a table in the kitchen. The camera switches to Hazel and then back to Ray and Grace and Ella are seen again, coming over around the table. See more »


Rose Batten: I'm going to die, aren't I?
Simon: Hmm. We're all going to die. That's how God intended it. But how we live and how we die, that can be meaningful.
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References Clue (1985) See more »


And I Know You
Written by Michael Poskanzer
Performed by The Treasures
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A movie that you can't talk too much about without giving things away. I did enjoy this even though it seemed to drag a little.
21 September 2014 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"When all the sacrifices are complete God will forgive the trespasses." Hazel (Sarandon) is a detective is a town where nothing ever happens. When she stops in to see a local woman that hasn't been answering her phone she is shocked to see her murdered. When more and more bodies are found she suspects a serial killer. New officer Ben Wingate (Grace) starts to help her investigate and what they find is more chilling then they imagined. There are some movies that are very slow moving and hard to stay focused on. This is a slow moving movie that actually manages to hold your attention. This is kind of a mix of Seven and Boondock Saints in the way that the killings are related to the Bible but when you find out the reason for them you start to wonder if it's really a bad thing. This is a movie that you can not talk too much about without giving away something but I will say that I did enjoy this even though it did seem to drag in a few parts. Overall, a creepy movie that is worth seeing but you have to be in the mood for it. I give it a B.

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