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The Kingdom of Var (2019)

College student Sonja summons the demonic sorcerer Var after viewing a 500-year-old film containing his spirit.


Nicholas Kleban


Nicholas Kleban





Credited cast:
Cynthia Stone ... Skeleton Woman
Madison Graves ... Danielle (as Madi Violet Graves)
Lisa Crawford ... Restaurant Patron
Brittany Clough ... Elvira
Alison Niven ... Nixus
Vida Zukauskas ... Sonja
Lars Classington Lars Classington ... Ghorghoulia the Magnificent
Mark Brombacher ... Elmer Greuba
Martin Huss ... Party Guest at Danielle's House
Sarah Swerid ... Ashley
Shawn Van Every Shawn Van Every ... Var / John Richard Ray
Scarlett Rose Taylor Scarlett Rose Taylor ... Party Guest at Danielle's House
Matthew Sears ... Morgan
Leah Klein Leah Klein ... Partygoer / Var Worshipper (as Leah Stijn Klein)
Rebecca Callender ... Partygoer / Var Worshipper
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Skeptic and physics student Sonja Fitzgerald (Vida Zukauskas) finds a mysterious VHS tape in her basement one day; upon playing it she discovers it's a black-and-white film of a strange man performing a ritual. After doing some research, she discovers it is allegedly a film from the year 1594, made by the time-travelling sorcerer Var (Shawn Van Every) who harvested film equipment from the future and imprinted his spirit onto a roll of celluloid, and watching the film will release him. After dismissing this as nonsense, the seemingly invincible Var appears before Sonja and begins relentlessly attacking her. Written by Nicholas Kleban

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Some movies you watch. Some movies watch you.


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A demo trailer (also starring Vida Zukauskas and Sarah Swerid) was made for an Indiegogo campaign, but the campaign was abandoned in pre-production and the film was mostly funded using credit cards. See more »


Elmer Greuba: I will cut off your head and skullfuck you!
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Absoloute masterpiece
7 July 2020 | by davidjzellisSee all my reviews

I don't know what I saw, but I enjoyed it! Oh I enjoyed it oh so much.

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Release Date:

29 August 2019 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

1594 See more »

Filming Locations:

Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada See more »


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CAD43,000 (estimated)
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Skeletonization Films See more »
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1.78 : 1
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