Director Jake Mahaffy | 2020 | Runtime 95 mins | Horror | New Zealand | English
Official Selection – Nightstream Film Festival 2020
Official Selection – IndieMemphis Film Festival 2020
Official Selection – Montclair Film Festival 2020
Official Selection – Telluride Horror Show 2020
WITH EMMY AWARD-WINNING LEAD ACTRESS JULIA ORMOND
A pregnant woman returns to her recently-deceased grandparents’ old family home to spend time with her estranged mother. What begins as a tenuous reunion slowly turns terrifying.
A psychological thriller that preys upon perception, Reunion sees veteran actress Julia Ormond deliver a tour-de-force performance of threateningly quiet intensity and features a twisty narrative that will burrow itself into the darkest corners of your mind.
"This is a mature, skillfully made, beautifully shot, edited and designed film that revels in being exactly the old-fashioned horror the poster and the trailer are promising.
There's none of your compromised “horror/comedy” nonsense here. Reunion just wants to scare you silly. You'll be delighted at how often it succeeds."
– STUFF NZ
“MAHAFFY EXPERTLY BLENDS IMPRESSIVE EFFECTS AND ENGAGING VISUALS—KALEIDOSCOPIC SHOTS, GRAINY HOME VIDEOS, CREEPY PROJECTOR SLIDES, MICROSCOPIC CLOSEUPS, AND VARIOUS SUBSTANCES DISSOLVING IN WATER—TO AMPLIFY THE ATMOSPHERE WITHOUT DISTRACTING FROM THE NARRATIVE.”
– MODERN HORRORS
“THE PERFORMANCES FROM THESE TWO ACTRESSES ARE FANTASTIC. YOU CAN CUT THE TENSION WITH A KNIFE. AND THAT’S JUST IN THE FIRST SCENE. 90 MINUTES LATER, YOU WILL NEED A CHAINSAW.”
– DAILY DEAD