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Cast: Josh Stewart ("Shooter", The Dark Knight Rises), Christopher Lloyd (the Back to the Future series), Robbie Kay ("Once Upon a Time", Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides), Candy Clark ("Twin Peaks", Zodiac), Rachele Brooke Smith (Center Stage : On Pointe, The Nice Guys) and Frank Whaley ("Luke Cage", The Doors)

Director: Griff Furst

Genre: Crime/Drama/Horror

Year: 2017

Rating: NR

In a sleepy southern town, the Larkin family suffers a terrible tragedy. Now the Larkin's are about to endure another: Traffic lights blink an eerie warning, a ghostly visage prowls in the streets, and graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror . . . And beneath the murky surface of the river, a shifting, almost human shape slowly takes form to seek a terrible vengeance.

'Cold Moon' takes place in the deep south of Babylon, Florida in 1989. It tells the story of Margaret, a 16-year-old who lives with her grandmother and brother Jerry. When Margaret turns up dead her grandmother insists Nathan is the killer. Nathan is the son of a local banker who gave him the bank in town to give him something to do.

But local Sheriff Hale is a bit confused about the case because he hasn't seen anything like it in his town before. The murder was brutal and Margaret was found tied to her bicycle in the local river. With the case going cold Margaret decides to lift her spirit from her grave and seek revenge and justice herself. As Nathan begins to see strange things, he begins to lose his sanity as well.

'Cold Moon' is a Gothic supernatural crime film. At first it hides the identity of the killer and you even begin to suspect it might be the brother who killed Margaret but the film doesn't hide who the killer is for very long. After that all that is left is to wait and see how Nathan is going to pay for what he did. The film isn't perfect by any means, the story could have been cleaned up a bit but overall I found it to be quite enjoyable. I never read the novel so I can't say how this matched up but the film itself did a great job keeping the audience interested even after we found out who the killer was which was very early on.

The film was obviously done on a small budget but you can hardly tell. Production wise the film looks great, the special effects could have benefitted from a little more money but for the most part they work very well here. Margaret's ghost is very creepy at times and her flying through the town is chilling as well.

Another thing that made the film good was the acting. Everyone in the film did a great job but if I had to point out just a few of the actors I would say that Frank Whaley was very good as the Sheriff and Christopher Lloyd was his usual amazing self as the father of Nathan.

And lastly, this is by far Director, Griff Furst’s best film to date. He does a great job at telling the story while keeping the film moving at a swift pace. 'Cold Moon' is never scary but it is at times creepy and always engaging. If you like this kind of Gothic horror then I highly recommend checking it out when it comes to theaters and VOD October 6.

Released by Uncork’d Entertainment

*** 1/4 Out Of *****