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Valerie Graves, a misanthropic, disillusioned woman in her mid-twenties, is haunted by sadistic urges that she has struggled to repress since childhood.


Eric Widing


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Credited cast:
Marylee Osborne ... Valerie Graves
Erin R. Ryan Erin R. Ryan ... Tina
Christopher Rowley ... Andy Cheney
Adam Scott Clevenger Adam Scott Clevenger ... Tayshawn (as Adam Clevenger)
Josh Miller Josh Miller ... Smiddy
Titus Young Wolverton ... Tony
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rachel Carter Rachel Carter ... Jeanette
Henrique Couto Henrique Couto ... Arms Dealer
David Denoyer David Denoyer ... Hammer Smashed Victim
Bradley Diehl Bradley Diehl ... Stanley
Joni Durian Joni Durian ... Tiffany
Allison Egan Allison Egan ... Cassidy
Dale Grow Dale Grow ... Party Creep
Maggie Grow Maggie Grow ... Colleen
John Bradley Hambrick John Bradley Hambrick ... Strangled Man in Dream


Valarie, a tough girl trying to repress her sadistic nature, meets Andy at the party of a friend. Andy offers her work with his lock-smith business, which reveals itself to be more of a dodgy money lending venture. When Valarie realizes the true nature of the business she offers her own brand of vicious help in squaring accounts with unsavory clients. During a job her partner kills an old friend in cold blood and she finds herself exacting brutal vengeance on her former employers. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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You don't know where I've been...


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

20 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Violent Instinct See more »

Filming Locations:

Dayton, Ohio, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Eric Widing Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Tony wears two band shirts in the film, the main one being an Obituary 2013 tour shirt that features a combination of artwork from their albums "Slowly We Rot," "Cause of Death," and "The End Complete." During the confrontation scene with Smiddy he wears an Emperor shirt featuring artwork of their album "In the Nightside Eclipse." See more »


Valerie Graves: [Speaking into her phone] Is Andy there?
Jeanette: [Over the phone] What? Who is this? Do you know it's Sunday?
Valerie Graves: No. I thought it was "I fucked your dead daughter's cunt while you watched" day.
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Alternate Versions

A 79 minute producer's cut titled "Violent Instinct" was released in July 2016 for online streaming. The most drastic change between this version and the full length version is the intro, which opens with the black and white scene with the ghost in the attic and treats it as a dream, as opposed to the original version in which it was an ambiguous final scene. This version also cuts a lot of the first act, removing a few whole character's such as the landlady Nichole, the weird neighbor, the Boddicker family and a majority of the early scenes with Colleen. This version also shortens or removes many of the humorous scenes and has completely removed any mention or implications of the "fish hook" sex act. See more »


References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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Return of Widing
22 December 2015 | by williamholt818See all my reviews

His first film was great! Now his 2nd film is taking that place. Let me start off by saying Eric is a swell guy. His previous film HellHounds was wonderful! This is a indie film like no other. a whole new level of awesome fun! I mostly deal with horror...so me watching this is a change. Marylee Osborne does WONDERFUL in any role she is in. She brings her character Valerie Graves to life in this film. we get a few other faces from other films in here as well...Haley Madison, Joni Durian, Bradley Diehl, and the kooky but cool Henrique Couto. What can I say...its films like this that need to have more attention. I loved the story from start to finish. I watched this film 4 times already... while it is a 2 hour long film and seems like the movie will go on forever I never found myself bored. I got a few chuckles out of the film and I recommend it to anyone and please check out Eric's other film Hell Hounds if you haven't seen it. 9/10

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