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Mercy (2014)

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A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers.

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Peter Cornwell

Writers:

Stephen King (short story "Gramma"), Matt Greenberg (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frances O'Connor ... Rebecca
Shirley Knight ... Mercy
Chandler Riggs ... George
Joel Courtney ... Buddy
Mark Duplass ... Uncle Lanning
Dylan McDermott ... Jim Swann
Amanda Walsh ... Charlotte
Hana Hayes ... Girl Next Door
Pepper Binkley ... Young Mercy
Chris Browning ... Frank
Eddie Jones ... Pastor Gregory Luke
Sewell Whitney ... Doctor Hayes
Joe Egender ... Wendell
Munda Razooki ... Mr. Tullen
Jack Carter ... Mr. Bello
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A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers.

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some bloody violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mersi See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Gramma's" house is the same house used in HBO's Carnivale by Brother Justin Crowe, played by Clancy Brown. See more »

Goofs

Three obviously different snakes are shown when George is standing on the grave. Two different rattlesnakes are shown in sequence followed by a pine snake. See more »

Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Better. Could have been a lot tho!
21 October 2014 | by gothic-fictionSee all my reviews

Yesterday I was watching "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" and I couldn't believe the actors involved in that production. Tonight I got to see "Mercy" and again it came as a big surprise the amount of known actors that participated in the movie. I hope that this is not a retire plan for good actors, but more of a transition, a different path, a way of completing their journey, cause let's face it, not a lot of people get involved with horrors nowadays.

Mercy is good, it starts slow, it even acts cheap or maybe dumb at times, but it is to fool you. To make you lower your expectations, caught you off guard and then strike! Not a masterpiece by all means, but if you are into horrors, you should see this. A lot more complex than your usual, far from a low budget film and a very believable acting. I think it could go hand in hand with The Dark (2005) because it is better than most, it shows a lot of potential, a darker path, a better film. One of the things I loved the most is that Mercy has only 1 hour and 18 minutes, they didn't bother to stretch it more than needed, it was a simple plan, a fast and well done execution and that's that. Finally, people who realized that it is best to show quality and not quantity!

Mercy won't spook you, scare you, but will build suspense around you and will deliver on other chapters. You just need to be a horror fan looking for different kind of work here. I for one enjoyed it.

Cheers!


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