The Harrowing (2018)

Vice detective Ryan Calhoun (Matthew Tompkins, Sicario) is one of the best cops on the force. But after his partner is ritualistically murdered, his need to discover the truth takes over his life, sending home to a hospital that becomes his own private hell.

Even worse, Calhoun is suspected of the murder. Going undercover in a mental hospital, he tries to keep himself sane while remembering his life — he’s married, he’s a good cop and demons can’t be real. He learns that nothing is — or isn’t — the way he believes it is. Yes, that sentence is confusing but so is the life our hero is about to plunge himself into.

The Harrowing has some star power, with Arnold Vosloo from the Mummy films and Michael Ironside. I really liked the film’s look and how it gets progressively grimier and weirder as we get closer to the inevitable conclusion. It’s very Shutter Island but that isn’t a bad thing. I mean, that movie didn’t have demons with branches and blood spraying out of their heads.

Want to watch it for yourself? It will be available on VOD and On Demand Christmas Day.

DISCLAIMER: I was sent this movie by its PR team, which has no impact on my review.

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