Peace Arch Home Entertainment is pleased to announce the DVD release of the psychological thriller THE DEVIL’S MERCY. Directed by Melanie Orr (Harm’s Way, Grindstone Road) and starring Academy Award® nominee Stephen Rea (The Crying Game, Stuck, V for Vendetta), Hannah Lochner (Harm’s Way, Dawn of the Dead), and Deborah Valente (Animal 2, Resident Evil: Apocalypse) The Devil’s Mercy unmasks the evils that can lie hidden behind a white suburban picket fence. The film will be released on DVD on October 7, 2008. Read on for more info.When Beth and Matt Winters discover a beautifully renovated apartment in an old Connecticut house it seems too good to be true. Their new downstairs neighbor, Tyler Grant (Stephen Rea), has a niece named Kayla who seems to be a perfect playmate for the Winters’ six-year-old son Calvin. When Calvin becomes increasingly restless around the Grants and tells his mother there are monsters in the house, Beth dismisses it as just her son’s active imagination but soon has to face the fact that there may be something sinister going on within their perfect house. Fangoria Magazine says The Devil’s Mercy is “…another fascinating turn by the Oscar-nominated Rea, a performer whose work in horror has always been nothing short of magnetic.”
In an interview with Fangoria.com Director Melanie Orr stated: “My approach to Devil’s Mercy was to accentuate the suspense of the story … I wanted to balance the bloody scenes carefully with the reactions of the characters, and not overly dwell on the deaths, but more on how they affect this young, vulnerable family.” Eerie and creepy Rea and Lochner are not your typical friendly next door neighbors.
Peace Arch® Home Entertainment Inc. will be releasing The Devil’s Mercy on DVD on October 7, 2008. The DVD will be available for $29.99 SRP at all major retailers across the United States. New England and witchcraft meet in this frightening film, with chilling performances by its stellar cast.
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