Some heavyweight acting chops hit FrightFest this year courtesy of Michael Shannon – Samantha Morton chiller The Harvest.

Throw in the fact the film is directed by John McNaughton, who helmed the once-seen-never-forgotten Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer back in the day, and this looks as though it could be one of the more intriguing offerings at the festival.

Morton and Shannon play married medical professionals Katherine and Richard, who live in a remote house out in the sticks, along with the sick son Andy.

So sick is Andy in fact that the parents decide to cut him off from the outside world and care for him themselves.

But things become more complicated when the young Maryann moves in nearby and is eager to make friends with Andy.

The parents want none of that, but Maryann persists, leading to some sinister discoveries…..

The trailer looks suitably creepy, and you can almost guarantee Morton and Shannon will be on top form thanks to their respective track records.

Plus, there is the added facet of witnessing McNaughton’s return to the genre that he stunned with the aforementioned Henry.

The Harvest plays at London’s Frightfest on Saturday, August 23.

 

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.