Ethan's life takes an unsettling turn after finding a strange small creature and forming a mysterious connection.


Clayton Witmer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Drew Matthews ... Ethan Daunes
Ryan Davenport ... Shane Daunes
Sarah Cochrane Sarah Cochrane ... Robin Daunes
Daryl Munroe Daryl Munroe ... Connie Tern
Alexandra Rose Alexandra Rose ... Lynn Daunes (as Lexi Rose)
Brooks Addis ... Brody Capra
Tony Hughes Tony Hughes ... Officer Bensi
Noah Lewis Noah Lewis ... Alex Birman
Mark Hayes ... Officer Jones
Evan Henry Evan Henry ... Aaron Fletcher
Morgan Carson Morgan Carson ... Paul
Don Scarborough Don Scarborough ... Chuck
Joe Stanlonis Joe Stanlonis ... Wyatt
Langston McAdoo ... Logan
Kathryn Alexander ... News Reporter (as Kate Alexander)


Set against a dreary small town, "The Arbors" follows Ethan Daunes, a reclusive locksmith struggling to keep ties with his younger brother, Shane. Ethan's life takes an unsettling turn after finding a strange small creature and forming a mysterious connection. After a string of unexplained killings, the creature's true nature is soon revealed, and Ethan finds himself at the center of panic and paranoia.

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Shown at the Nevermore Film Festival on February 26-March 4, 2021. See more »

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Felt like this was a complete waste of my time
3 October 2020 | by rod_serlingSee all my reviews

Saw this film on the program of the Nashville Film Festival. Based on the initial few votes (rating this highly) and as a huge SciFi fan, I went in with hopeful expectations. Oh goodness what a terrible let down - a SLOW, dreary, boring, pointless movie.

I sincerely don't relish being critical of *any* artistic project, and realize this took a lot of people many hundreds of hours of time effort to make. Everyone has a different perspective and some people (goodness knows who) might enjoy this. If you are into SLOW moody atmospheric movies screen it for yourself and see. But by the end of the movie I was honestly just praying for it to be over. It just didn't work for me at all.

In the event this gets some straight to video or streaming distribution, someone really needs to get busy in the editing room. Perhaps if the movie had been SIGNIFICANTLY trimmed, and had only had a run time of 60 to 80 minutes, it wouldn't have came across as bad. But honestly there wasn't enough story here to even make a tight 30 minute episode of the Twilight Zone, much less a 2 hour feature film. I guess on a technical level these guys have been to film school and it looks great, with interesting lighting and camera work at times. The creature in the film (a cross between a spider and the Alien) was a let down, and didn't scare or excite me in the least. IMHO this is anything but a modern horror SciFi classic.

Honestly didn't enjoy this one at all, and felt like this film was a complete waste of my time. Rarely take time to enter a review, but came here to save you the same fate. A friend who watched it with me felt even more negatively, so it wasn't just me. Given the limited number of days and large number of choices at the film festival, sure wish we'd have spent these 2 hours elsewhere!

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