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The Reaper Man

USA 2023
produced by
Jaron Lockridge, Taylor Gilliland for Misguided Perceptions Media Group
directed by Jaron Lockridge
starring Kenon Walker, Jessica Jai Johnson, K.J. Baker, Keith Lamont Johnson, Tarsha Gibson, Brandon Person, Michael Gordon III, Coley Bryant, Brandon Russell, Derik Ha, Taylor Gilliland, Olivia Gilliland, Harlee Lowder, Lisa Sanchez-Sullivan, DeAndre Grafton, Shari Percival
written by Jaron Lockridge, music by Levarr Boyle

review by
Mike Haberfelner

It ought to have been the perfect day for Joseph (Kenon Walker) and Jessica (Jessica Jai Johnson), the very day they signed the deal for their dream home, but alas it wasn't to be, as despite they being perfectly able to afford it, someone else has made a better offer. Despondent, they arrive home, only to see their bad day taking a turn for the worse when they catch a gang of home invaders (Michael Gordon III, Coley Bryant, Brandon Russell, Brandon Person) ransacking their place - and when they intruders are caught red-handed, they kill Joseph pretty much in a panic before making their getaway. Now the police officers on the case (K.J. Baker, Keith Lamont Johnson) handle the case rather efficiently, and are soon fingering the right suspects - thing is, they are beaten by someone to make their arrests, someone who kills those responsible (and those with them, actually). And that someone is ... Joseph himself, as after his death, Jessica in her desparation paid a visit to a voodoo woman to get him back - only what he came back as wasn't quite what she had expected ...

 

Now granted, this movie isn't exactly re-inventing the wheel, nor has it set out to, but it's really good at what it is, an refreshingly old school horror flick based on a simple premise but asking interesting moral questions along the way while setting its suspenseful and scary bits at all the right moments, plus there are at least some plotpoints that will surprise, especially in the third act, despite familiarity of the material. And a solid cast of course only helps making this a pretty cool genre ride.

 

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