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This ‘Poor Agnes’ Trailer Will Seduce, Abduct, and Torment You

After having its U.S. Premiere at the Cinepocalypse in Chicago, Bloody Disgusting has the brand new trailer for Barry Convex‘s indie Poor Agnes.

The film stars Toronto actor Lora Burke as Agnes, in the story of a seductive serial killer and her next victim forming an unexpected relationship.

Our very own Dax Ebaben reviewed the film and called it “beautiful and vicious.”

Poor Agnes will continue to tour the festival scene ahead of its iTunes and TVOD release across North America this coming spring.

Lora Burke won the Special Jury Prize for Most Badassed Performance at Cinepocalypse, and Best Female Actor in a Leading Role at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. The film won Best Canadian Feature Film at the Fantasia International Film Festival.

Agnes Poelzl is a vicious psychopath. She lives in a state of dreamy contemplation, her powerful mind twisted by insanity. Her talent, discipline, and focus are impressive, but her desires have led her down a path of violence and murder.

Mike Mercer (Robert Notman) is a private investigator researching a cold case. When his investigation leads him to Agnes, he has no idea what he’s getting himself into. Agnes seduces, captures, and locks Mike in her basement. She then begins a regimen of brutal psychological torture meant to brainwash him into a state of total compliance.

Chris Thomas is a computer technician who finds himself dating Agnes. He gets the sense that something is off with her, but her forwardness sweeps him off his feet. She is surprisingly tender with him at first, until she grows bored. Agnes then drags Chris into her nightmare.

Agnes, Mike, and Chris form a bizarre family, with Agnes as the twisted matriarch lording over her captives with regal authority. Mike struggles to keep his soul as Agnes’s willpower overwhelms him, while Chris begs to stay alive. No matter how grim the outlook is, Agnes always makes things worse. But as her crimes escalate, Agnes finds it increasingly difficult to avoid the police.



  • Marla

    So…I don’t get it. Granted, I judge my first initial reaction from the trailer alone and I find there is nothing remotely interesting about the Agnes character other that she utilizes violence as a means to and end as if that’s all she needs to qualify as a “psychopath.” And why is it in all these films there is always a basement with a wooden chair and a freezer in it?

    • JackJonston24

      I’m thankful it’s not another ghost story in a haunted house movie or another demon possesion movie,god knows we don’t need anymore of those for at least a century,when Saw,fucking Saw of all movies was a breath of fresh air this year that should tell you the state that mainstream horror is in today .

      • Marla

        You forgot the teenagers in the abandoned house, forest, school, asylum, or factory

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