On June 10th 2022, the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW premieres the extraordinary THE RIGHTEOUS, written and directed by Mark O’Brien.
A unique and darkly engaging spiritual thriller, strikingly shot in black and white, and featuring intense and assured performances, THE RIGHTEOUS is described as “deeply engrossing and affecting” by Horror Buzz, and by Cinerama Film Online as “a thrilling, complex and undeniably brilliant debut feature”, and suggests O’Brien is a multi-talented filmmaker worth watching very closely.
Frederic (Henry Czerny) a grieving man struggling with his faith, who helps an injured young man, Aaron Smith (Mark O’Brien) who stumbles onto his property one night, claiming to be lost in the woods. Frederic and his wife (Mimi Kuzyk) invite the man to stay for the night, but Frederic soon begins to have doubts about this enigmatic stranger’s story - and his motives for being there. When Aaron asks Frederic to commit an unspeakable deed, it becomes clear that the man is not who he seems, and has been sent to test the very limits of Frederic’s existence.
THE RIGHTEOUS had its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in 2021, winning the Cheval Noir and Silver Award, and has since gone on to win a Bloodie at the 2021 Blood in the Snow Film Festival, and the Grimmfest Award at the 2021 Grimmfest.
Watch THE RIGHTEOUS first: head to ARROW and start your 30-day free trial. Available on the following Apps/devices: Xbox, Roku (all Roku sticks, boxes, devices, etc), Apple TV; iOS devices, Android TV and mobile devices, Fire TV (all Amazon Fire TV Sticks, boxes, etc), and on all web browsers at http://www.ARROW-Player.com.
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