By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The supernatural horror film THE ASSENT will have its world premiere next month, and we’ve got the info along with an exclusive first look at the striking new poster and trailer.
Written and directed by Pearry Teo, THE ASSENT will debut at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, which runs October 17-25; more info on the fest’s offerings will be revealed tomorrow. The movie stars Robert Kazinsky, John Carpenter film regular Peter Jason, Caden Dragomer, Florence Faivre, Hannah Ward and Douglas Spain; the synopsis: “Every possession has three acts: 1) the Possession, 2) the Affliction, and 3) the Assent—the moment when the person finally surrenders and consents to the demon as being part of their soul… After spending three years in prison for the death of an 8-year-old during a failed exorcism, Father Lambert [Jason] seeks redemption on a young single father, Joel Clarke [Kazinsky], whom he believes has been marked by the devil himself. Conjuring ‘deliverance’ (unsanctioned exorcisms), Father Lambert convinces Joel that without his help, he will lose his son forever. But there is an even darker force at work. With only hours before the Assent, it is a race against time for the soul of a little boy that culminates with a dark and shocking revelation that will leave you questioning how deep the devil is inside us all.”