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Mercy Black (2019)

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.

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Owen Egerton

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Owen Egerton

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Cast overview:
Daniella Pineda ... Marina Hess
Austin Amelio ... Will Nylund
Elle LaMont ... Alice Hess
Lee Eddy ... Lily Bellows
Miles Emmons ... Bryce
Janeane Garofalo ... Dr. Etta Ward
Sophianna Smith ... Young Rebecca
Jamy Lentz ... Young Marina
Elke Boucher-Depew ... Young Lily
Dylan Gage ... Sam (as Dylan Gage Moore)
Rochelle Robinson ... Mrs. Cline
Jessie Tilton Jessie Tilton ... Rebecca Cline
Troy Anthony Hogan ... Officer Hamilton (voice)
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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.

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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 »

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Who's Mercy Black?
29 March 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The plot has all been done before, there isn't really anything original here, but as a film it's pretty good. It's very nicely made, the production values are hard to fault, it's well filmed and edited. The acting is excellent, every single performer does their job, delivering quality acting.

The Mercy Black figure is creepy as Hell, and very well realised, the main encounter was the best scene. Some very good imagery, particularly at the end.

If you want some good scares, but are willing to accept that you'll have seen it all before you might just enjoy it.

6/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$200,046
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Divide/Conquer See more »
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2.35 : 1
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