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Sinister Minister (2017)

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Horror | TV Movie 28 May 2017
A serial killer masquerades as a preacher in order to prey on women. His last wife may have committed suicide and his current wife is sick. Single mom Trish and her daughter move to town and are in jeopardy of becoming his next victims.

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Jose Montesinos

Writer:

Koichi Petetsky (screenplay) (as Koichi Pesetsky)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikki Howard ... Trish Wells
Ryan Patrick Shanahan ... DJ
Angelica Briones ... Siena Wells
Angelica Tate Angelica Tate ... Siena Wells (as Angelica Briones)
Liz Fenning ... Betsey
Rachel G. Whittle ... Detective Leslie Mann
Sophia Thomas ... Carol
Violette Wagener Violette Wagener ... Siena at age 5
Chelly ... George
Jon Briddell ... Jim
Brandon George ... Officer Eddie Miller
Dennis Renard Dennis Renard ... Junior Minister
Aubrey Reynolds ... Kel
Jeff Marchelletta ... John Wells
Luke Fattorusso ... Biker Dude
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A serial killer masquerades as a preacher in order to prey on women. His last wife may have committed suicide and his current wife is sick. Single mom Trish and her daughter move to town and are in jeopardy of becoming his next victims.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brightside See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA

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The Asylum See more »
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Outbuildings require a search warrant just as dwellings do. Any evidence found by the detective would be inadmissible. See more »

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Look on the Bright Side
2 June 2017 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

There is no mystery concerning the identity of the psycho killer in "Sinister Minister". The story opens with charismatic reverend Ryan Patrick Shanahan (as DJ) explaining how God has blessed his adulterous self with an attractive blonde. After losing his wife in a convenient car accident, Mr. Shanahan weds the blonde. Meanwhile, the small town "Bright Side" welcomes two attractive brunettes. The new arrivals are single mom Nikki Howard (as Patricia "Trish" Corbett) and her pot-smoking 18-year-old daughter Angelica Briones (as Sienna). This being a "Lifetime" TV movie, you should bet on Shanahan offering Ms. Howard the missionary position that opens up in church after his newest wife dies. And, what the hell, how about installing the teenage daughter in a love nest...

After all, the Lord commanded, "Go forth and multiply!"...

There is some fun in watching deranged killers do their dirty work. This story has one of the key ingredients, a fine performance by Shanahan as the unholy minister. However, one of the other things necessary is a satisfying backstory. We know the "Sinister Minister" had a bad childhood, but are not clear about what his problems are, exactly...

The material we receive is poorly organized...

Watch, for example, one of the less flashy, but most memorable scenes. We see the leading woman has taken a job waitressing at the local diner, where "Sinister Minister" Shanahan burns the late afternoon oil. Business is slow and Howard is not impressing the boss. She is notified daughter Briones is missing from school. Understandably frantic, Howard leaves work and loses her job. Shanahan comes to her rescue, but their conversation outside goes on too long and abandons the desperate tone that should have ended the scene. The inside banter between the waitresses and way director Jose Montesinos brought the main characters together was, otherwise, quite good. Elsewhere, there is too little interaction between the characters, especially involving teenager Briones.

***** Sinister Minister (5/28/2017) Jose Montesinos ~ Ryan Patrick Shanahan, Nikki Howard, Angelica Briones


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