Seth A Smith‘s horror The Crescent, which had its World Premiere in the Midnight Madness portion of the Toronto International Film Festival, will be released theatrically in Canada this August via Raven Banner. Joe Lipsett reviewed for Bloody and called it “twisty and nightmarish.”
In the film, “After an unexpected death in the family, a mother and son struggle to find spiritual healing at a beachfront summer home. All the while, a mysterious force from the sea threatens to tear their souls apart.” It stars Andrew Gillis, Amy Trefry, and Britt Loder.
Smith is a Nova Scotia-based filmmaker, visual artist, and musician (he has also composed the full score for The Crescent, which will be released on vinyl later this fall), adds the site. His films often pop up on the genre festival circuit, where their dark tone and surrealist style set them apart.
The Crescent opens at Cineplex theatres in seven Canadian cities, beginning August 10. Ottawa’s The Mayfair will release the film on August 15. It will then be released on Amazon Prime, iTunes and VOD starting September 4.