A woman is sent to a mental institution after stabbing her classmate in an attempt to conjure an evil spirit called, Mercy Black. Fifteen years later she's released, and must save her nephew, who has become obsessed with the phenomenon.
When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven.
John R. Leonetti
Fifteen years after stabbing a classmate to conjure an imaginary phantom known as Mercy Black, Marina Hess is coming home. She's being released from psychiatric care to live with her sister and young nephew. But in the years since her crime, the myth of Mercy Black has gone viral inspiring internet rumors, stories, and even copycat crimes. Marina is haunted by what she has done and the phantom she imagined. Though she would rather leave the past buried, her nephew becomes increasingly obsessed with Mercy Black. To save him, Marina must face her past and uncover the truth behind Mercy Black. What she discovers is a very real and very deadly horror that will stop at nothing to claim her and her nephew.
On May 31, 2014, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, 12-year-olds Anissa E. Weier and Morgan E. Geyser lured their friend Payton Leutner into the woods and stabbed her 19 times in an attempt to impress the fictional character Slender Man. This movie uses this case as a basis for the Mercy Black character. See more »
Mercy Black has a rather interesting idea, not the entire plot, but it starts out a little more ambitious than your usual indie flick.
Sadly the execution does not provide as it should, mostly as one would expect from such a production, thus it goes downhill and loses itself there. I do believe more could have been achieved without over inflating the budget, but simply try harder to connect the dots. You won't get much thrill out of it either, just a story that slowly reveals itself in front of your eyes and then the end. Rather typical, another swing and miss like so many other such movies.
I'm not going to go all aggressive because it did try and provided a tad bit more than usual, but I'm not going to recommend it either.
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