Directed by Ben Cresciman
In a Hollywood mansion, Janie (Sarah Hagan, “Freaks and Geeks”) is being nursed back to health by her nanny Irma (horror icon Barbara Crampton), who makes Janie do bizarre rituals to cure her after a breakdown. When Janie becomes obsessed with a woman named Savannah, and begins stalking the innocent stranger, it falls to Irma to get Janie back under control. But Janie thinks she knows what’s best for Janie. Mysterious, unsettling, and brilliantly acted, SUN CHOKE is a standout in the wave of excellent recent horror films about disturbed women, including SHE WOLF and SHREW’S NEST. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
A disturbed young woman named Janie is looked after by a domineering nanny who claims she is trying to make her well.
Cast: Sarah Hagan, Sara Malakul Lane, Barbara Crampton
Full review on Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/dylandoorsfan/film/sun-choke/ 10/10. Increasingly tightening the collar that is around Janie, Savannah and Irma’s close relationships, the screenplay by writer/director Ben Cresciman sunburns the trio with superb Mumblecore-style dialogue, bringing out a slow-burn, intimate psychological Horror atmosphere, glazed in the health routine caretaker Irma places on recovering mental patient Janie being grilled in Irma’s increased desire to dominantly force Janie to follow all her routine demands.
Awesome movie. Low budget- Great results. Arty. Projecting female battle within women and with own self. Disturbing. Thought provoking. Horror and mental illness in a perfect ratio. Not scary. But actually what is most scary is the provoking of thoughts related to mental illness and the way this issue is been handled through the years from the so called therapists.
Sad and thought provoking. Sun choke touches on abuse, obsession and metal health.
That was just total nonsense. Don't waste your time.