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Besetment (2017)

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After struggling to find employment, Amanda takes a hotel position in a small town where she ends up fighting for her life.

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Brad Douglas

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Brad Douglas
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John T. Woods ... Mark - Career Counselor
Abby Wathen ... Amanda Millard
Lindsae Klein Lindsae Klein ... Amanda's Mother
Marlyn Mason ... Mildred Colvin
Michael Meyer Michael Meyer ... Billy Colvin
Jim Stark Jim Stark ... Pickup Truck Driver
Ed Simper Ed Simper ... Grocery Store Clerk
Douglas Rowe ... Pastor Ben Hastings
Chuck Greenwood Chuck Greenwood ... Amanda's Mom's Boyfriend
Sonya Davis ... Brittany
Olivia Jane Catmull Olivia Jane Catmull ... Waitress
Max Gutfreund Max Gutfreund ... Brad
Hugh Reed Hugh Reed ... Bear Owner
Henry Henry ... Bear
Liam O'Sruitheain Liam O'Sruitheain ... Doctor Hanson
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Amanda Millard, desperate for a job, takes a maid position at the Oregon Hotel in the creepy, back country town of Mitchell, Oregon. Owners Mildred Colvin and her son Billy seem nice enough at first. But once Amanda discovers their real intentions, a struggle to make a living turns into a fight for her life. Written by Brad Douglas

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Besetment
8 October 2017 | by a_baronSee all my reviews

Most horror films dehumanise men, regardless of the sex of the victims; this one has a female villain, and it doesn't work any better. Amanda is out of work and desperately seeking to get away from her alcoholic mother. Out of the blue she lands a job that is not really commuting distance, so it is agreed she will stay over during the week. It entails working at a small hotel in the middle of nowhere, one that doesn't appear to have any guests, and is run by a matronly old woman, and her son who although not an imbecile is totally under his mother's thumb.

Three weeks or so into her tenure, Amanda receives some startling news: she is pregnant. This is startling indeed because she has not had sex, like ever. Difficult to believe in this day and age outside of an Amish, Moslem or Orthodox Jewish sect. So how did she get pregnant? The flashback is, well, grotesque, and that's without the incest. The woman who runs the hotel is clearly as mad as a box of frogs if she thinks she can get away with what she plans.

There would have been a relatively happy ending, but they had to go and spoilt it. Don't watch this one if you are easily disturbed; stick to films that won't give you nightmares, like those about zombies and vampires.


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6 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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