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Cast: Chantelle Han, Charles Boyland, Michael Copeman, Philip Williams, Craig Porr

Director: Steven Garbas/Chantelle Han

Genre: Thriller

Year: 2023

Rating: NR

During the pandemic, a pregnant restaurateur tries to rob a priceless truffle from a reclusive World War 2 veteran.

The pandemic is in full swing and businesses are closed. For Eula Baek and her friend it is really taken a tool on her restaurant. So they decide to pay a visit to one of grandpa's friends who lives out in the middle of nowhere. The plan is to take him some of her grandpa's items and in exchange get a white truffle off oh him that is worth a lot of money and it can save her business. During the visit things get out of hand when her friend pulls a gun out and demands the truffle. After the old man attacks Morris and goes to finish him off Eula shoots him in the back and escapes in the woods in hopes of getting help but instead she gets lost and she must find a way to survive if she wants to get out alive.

'Peppergrass' is a low budget film shot during the pandemic with a cast of only five actors.Right from the start you are drawn into Eula's life and her predicament she finds herself. So you are already committed to watching how things turn out with her. And that is a good thing because the film is slow moving and there isn't a lot of action the rest of the way but it all works for a number of reasons.

First is the locations which are perfect if you want the audience to feel alone and lost. The film is beautifully shoot and even the night scenes look amazing. Another thing that makes the movie good is the cast. Chantelle Han is amazing as Eula and she has to be because this is her film and she has the most screen time. Her friend is played by Charles Boyland and even though his character is not as likeable he still does a great job playing him. Michael Copeman, Philip Williams and Craig Porritt finish out the cast and they are all excellent as well.

'Peppergrass' is a film for movie lovers who are looking for something original for a change. It is a slow moving thriller/drama. A story about revenge and survival that sucks you in right from the start and it keeps you invested all the way until the credits begin to roll. The film will be on digital platforms June 16 and I highly recommend seeing this hidden gem. It won Best Feature and Best Performance at the 2021 Nightmares Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Thriller and Best Supporting Performance, as well as nominated for Best Picture at the 2021 Blood in the Snow Film Festival in Toronto.

Released by Terror Films

**** Out Of *****