Kindergarten is a 2020 Canadian thriller about a threatened mother and daughter on a remote farm.

Directed by Craig David Wallace (Todd and the Book of Pure Evil TV series; slasher television series) from a screenplay co-written with Ian Malone,

The Federgreen Entertainment-Lucky Dime Films film stars Lora Burke (For the love of Vicious; life changer; Poor Agnes), Tessa Kozma, Kristen McCulloch (Psycho Goreman), Nick Smith (For the love of Vicious; Commitment; Late night dual function) and Colin Paradine (For the love of Vicious; Antisocial; dead genesis). Produced by Avi Federgreen and Laura Tremblay.

Plot:
Kate (Lora Burke) and her daughter Beth (Tessa Kozma) live alone on a remote farmhouse in the woods, but when Kate slowly begins to suspect something sinister is going on, her maternal instincts are tested. How far will she go to protect her daughter?

Comments:
“…it proudly plays with subgenre boundaries and as a result offers us something not entirely new but devilishly creative. Saying more would only ruin the delicious twists Motherly has in store. So my advice is simple, put Kindergarten at the top of your November viewing list. You won’t be disappointed and you may be surprised at what Wallace has to offer. Cinerama Movie Online

“Different styles of horror are at play in Kindergarten but it would be unfair to spoil them here by describing them. Some scenes are calculated to make viewers cringe and squirm […] The film runs on mystery and puzzle pieces rather than creepy leaps and bounds, and Wallace paces the proceedings at a steady pace. horror fuel

“The film promotes homages to older genre films lLike Friday the 13th: Part 3, the brilliantand Chainsaw Massacre to sprinkle thriller vibes 2020 Course […] While not a shock for a minute, it’s still fantastically executed with great camerawork and well-prepared styling. Moreover, the score integrating Friday 13 the style sounds and noises were a memorable choice.” Obsessive Horror

“…that’s a riff on that mini-blip (the tortured, Prisoners, big bad wolves) of films from a few years ago (here is a barn) […] Burque (life changer) gets an emotional workout at the center of the film — by turns paranoid, suffocating, hysterical, resourceful, manipulative, violent, and in extreme physical pain — and everyone has to play with her, but young Kozma is exceptionally good too…” The Kim Newman Website

” …Kindergarten is a part Poor Agnes and a part For the love of Vicious. We get the isolationist horror of the first with the home invasion thriller of the second. With a twist. The film also sees Lora Burke take parts of her previous two characters from said films and mix them together in another gripping and gripping performance. I really can’t praise Burke enough…” Nerdly

Kindergarten is a tense and winding affair […] there are plenty of conflicting flashbacks, tortured confessions and belated games of hide-and-seek for the little birthday girl in danger, all to make sure the thrills keep coming. VODzilla

Release:
Kindergarten had its world premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest 2021 in London on August 26.

In the United States, The Horror Collective released Kindergarten On-Demand and Digital November 16, 2021. Rent or Buy through Amazon

The Horror Collective will be released on DVD on May 3, 2022. The DVD includes an exclusive Q&A with the filmmakers, recorded at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival and hosted by Robert Bellamy, as well as a commentary track with director/writer Craig David Wallace and writer Ian Malone.

Cast and characters:
Lora Burke … Kate
Tessa Kozma … Beth
Kristen MacCulloch … Mary
Nick Smyth … Lewis
Colin Paradine … Hal
Angel Gallego … Courtenay
Laura Tremblay … Wife

Original title:
Girls

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