By MICHAEL GINGOLD
You might feel sorry for POOR AGNES or just fear her, but you won’t be unmoved by her in an award-winning horror drama that can now be seen on various North American on-demand platforms. Jump past the jump for the details, trailer and poster.
POOR AGNES, directed by Navin Ramaswaran from a script by J. Gordon Ross, stars Lora Burke (LIFECHANGER), Robert Notman and Will Conlon and took prizes at Fantasia, Toronto After Dark and Cinepocalypse. The synopsis: “Agnes Poelzl [Burke] is a vicious psychopath. She lives in a state of dreamy contemplation, her powerful mind twisted by insanity. Her talent, discipline and focus are impressive, but her desires have led her down a path of violence and murder. Mike Mercer [Notman] is a private investigator researching a cold case. When his investigation leads him to Agnes, he has no idea what he’s getting himself into. Agnes seduces, captures, and locks Mike in her basement. She then begins a regimen of brutal psychological torture meant to brainwash him into a state of total compliance. Chris Thomas [Conlon] is a computer technician who finds himself dating Agnes. He gets the sense that something is off with her, but her forwardness sweeps him off his feet. She is surprisingly tender with him at first, until she grows bored. Agnes then drags Chris into her nightmare.”