By MICHAEL GINGOLD
A mother and her young son encounter someone mysterious and extremely dangerous in DESOLATION, coming to select theaters, VOD and digital platforms this Friday, December 15. Jump past the jump for an exclusive excerpt and info on special screenings in New York and Los Angeles.
Released by IFC Films under the IFC Midnight banner, DESOLATION was directed by Sam Patton and written by Matt Anderson and Michael Larson-Kangas; Jaimi Page, Alyshia Ochse, Toby Nichols and Claude Duhamel star. The synopsis: “After the death of her husband, Abby [Page], her son Sam [Nichols] and best friend Jen [Ochse], venture into the forests of upstate NY on a camping trip, only to find themselves in danger from a mysterious hiker [Duhamel] with malicious intentions. As the trio attempts to navigate the vast wilderness in search of safety, they find themselves the hunted prey in a deranged killer’s terrifying game and the only way to survive is to kill—or be killed.”
DESOLATION will have a special advance screening tomorrow, December 14 at 9 p.m. at New York City’s IFC Center (323 6th Avenue), with editor Alexander Frasse, producer Kim Patton, associate producer Ned Donovan and composer Marcus Bagala on hand for a Q&A. Tickets are available here. On Friday, Hollywood’s Arena Cinelounge Sunset (6464 Sunset Boulevard) will host a Q&A following the 9:05 p.m. showing with director Patton, producer Mara Barr and writer Michael Larson-Kangas; tickets for that event can be ordered here.