Haven’s End (2019)

When major cities burn in the aftermath of a series of coordinated terrorist attacks, a disgraced doctor and her friends escape Atlanta for the refuge of her family property, which is nestled deep in the heart of rural Georgia. What they find there — more than just people, but also something perhaps from beyond our understanding — may be more dangerous than the terrorists.

Directed by Chris Ethridge from a script by Michael H. Harper, the heroine of this film is trauma surgeon Alison (Catherine Taber*, who is the voice of Padme in Star Wars: The Clone Wars), who has been suspended by her hospital. She takes charge and gets her pregnant roommate and boyfriend out of the city and off to her family’s hidden property, where her addict brother and her girlfriend show up just in time to kill another family friend.

While the human tension between all of the characters is the best part of this movie, it’s also a film that isn’t sure what it wants to be. Gritty end of the world military movie? Zombies in the woods? Strange lights? Possession? Ham radio evil voices film? Literal Biblical end of the world movie? It’s like the filmmakers threw it all in a pot and didn’t let it simmer long enough. At least Taber gets a chance to shine as her character and there’s some fun action.

You can get Haven’s End on DVD from Mill Creek Entertainment. It’s also available for purchase on Amazon Prime. Want to learn more? Check out the official site and official Facebook page.

*Ethridge, Harper and Taber also all worked together on the film The Morningside Monster.

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