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The Assent (2019)

After a series of disturbing supernatural events in his home, Joel, a young single father, comes to suspect that his young son may be possessed.
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Credited cast:
Robert Kazinsky ... Joel
Peter Jason ... Father Lambert
Florence Faivre ... Dr. Maya
Caden Dragomer ... Mason
Hannah Ward ... Cassie
Douglas Spain ... Brother Michael
Eileen Dietz ... Rhonda
Margarita Reyes ... Sarah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Obada Adnan Obada Adnan
Luca Bleu Darnell ... Possessed Boy
William William "Will" Daubert ... Corrections Officer
Megan Henry Megan Henry ... Miss Robertson
Bryan James Bryan James ... Assistant Priest
Austin McMains ... Mason (Grown up)
Tatum O'Neal ... Dr. Hawkins


After a series of disturbing supernatural events in his home, Joel, a young single father, comes to suspect that his young son may be possessed.

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It feeds on the darkness within.


Horror | Thriller


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World premiere was at Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2019. See more »


In the 9th minute when dad is tucking his son into bed, between them on the blue bedroom wall to the right of the desk lamp, a light is inexplicably shadowed for a moment. This may be a crew member moving in front of a light. See more »

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a movie with a split personality
11 January 2020 | by hampersnow-28905See all my reviews

Part of this movie deals with schizophrenia, and the movie itself seems to suffer from the same disease. While watching it , I couldn't help but wonder if 2 different people wrote it and directed it. I expected this, based on the trailer to be a "so bad it's funny" movie, but it actually starts off well , with realistic dialogue and Robert Kazinsky is very good in the lead. After awhile though I was waiting for it to start to get good or scary or anything, after all it's suppose to be a horror movie, but other then atmosphere it was starting to bore me. As other characters were introduced, some played by really awful actors, the movie jumped the rails and became preposterous, with dialogue so bad I was laughing. How could a movie that started out so good, go so bad ? By the time Tatum O'Neal arrived, and I was asking myself, "what is she doing in this ?", I began to wonder if this dud could in any way redeem itself. Well no , it doesn't. I watched it till the end only because it was this or load the dishwasher.

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Release Date:

10 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA


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2.35 : 1
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