Son (2021)

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Son (2021)

Having escaped from a cult as a child, a mother must face her past when its sinister members break into her home and attempt to steal her eight year old son, David. Now the two are on the run pursued by a detective determined to save them both. Since his aborted kidnapping something has changed in David and the boy has succumbed to a mysterious illness. Following her maternal instincts to save him, his mother commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive but is losing the battle. Soon, she has to decide how far she is willing to go to save her son.
Ireland
USA
UK
IMDb   5.5 /10
Metacritic   52 %
TheMovieDb    6.4 /10
RottenTomatoes  76 %
FilmAffinity   5.6 /10
Creators
Director Ivan Kavanagh
Writer Ivan Kavanagh
Information
Release Date2021-03-04
Runtime1h 38min
GenreHorror, Thriller
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
AwardsAwards2 wins
CompanyBelladonna Productions, Elastic Film, Park Films
CountryIreland, USA, UK
LanguageEnglish
Lauraas Laura
Paulas Paul
Luke David Blumm
Luke David Blumm
Davidas David
Blaine Maye
Blaine Maye
Jimmy Naegleas Jimmy Naegle
Dr. Bauhnas Dr. Bauhn
Dr. Bradleeas Dr. Bradlee
Mrs. Naegleas Mrs. Naegle
Erin Bradley Dangar
Erin Bradley Dangar
Susanas Susan
Fatheras Father
Dr. Lundbergas Dr. Lundberg
ICU Nurseas ICU Nurse
Deutschas Deutsch
Craig Leydecker
Craig Leydecker
Jorgensenas Jorgensen
Ben Swilley
Ben Swilley
Cab Driveras Cab Driver
Young Officeras Young Officer
Waitressas Waitress

Son (2021 film)

Son is a 2021 Irish-American horror thriller film written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh and starring Emile Hirsch, Andi Matichak, and Luke David Blumm.


Premise

Having escaped from a cult as a child, a mother must face her past when its sinister members break into her home and attempt to steal her eight year old son, David. Now the two are on the run pursued by a detective determined to save them both. Since his aborted kidnapping, something has changed in David and the boy has succumbed to a mysterious illness. Following her maternal instincts to save him, his mother commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive but is losing the battle. Soon, she has to decide how far she is willing to go to save her son.


Cast

  • Andi Matichak as Laura
  • Emile Hirsch as Paul
  • Luke David Blumm as David
  • Cranston Johnson as Steve
  • Blaine Maye as Jimmy Naegle
  • J. Robert Spencer as Dr. Bauhn
  • Rocco Sisto as Dr. Bradlee
  • Kristine Nielsen Mrs Naegle
  • Erin Bradley Dangar as Susan
  • Adam Stephenson as Father
  • David Kallaway as Pimp

Production

Filming occurred in February 2020.


Release

RLJE Films acquired the distribution rights for the film, which was released on March 5, 2021.


Reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 76% based on reviews from 42 critics, with an average rating of 6.40/10 with its consensus stating, "A horror story with unexpected emotional resonance, Son uses its familial focus to counter a certain queasy familiarity".