Released in the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand through the Shudder streaming service back in March, the horror revenge thriller Violation is now set to receive a Digital HD and Blu-ray release, courtesy of RLJE Films, on September 21st. The trailer for Violation can be seen in the embed above.
The feature screenwriting and directorial debut of Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli, the film stars Sims-Fewer in the story of Miriam, who –
with her marriage about to implode – returns to her hometown to seek solace in the comfort of her younger sister and brother-in-law. But one evening, a tiny slip in judgement leads to a catastrophic betrayal, leaving Miriam shocked, reeling, and furious. Believing her only recourse is to exact revenge, Miriam takes extreme action, but the price of retribution is high, and she is not prepared for the toll it takes as she begins to emotionally and psychologically unravel.
Anna Maguire (Ever After: A Cinderella Story), Jesse LaVercombe (Murdoch Mysteries), and Obi Abili (21 Bridges) are also in the cast.
The film is described as
a turbulent feminist revenge fable that explores the idea of trauma within families and untangles a sticky web of resentment as a troubled woman on the edge of divorce embarks on a vicious crusade when her sister and brother-in-law betray her trust.
Shudder’s Craig Engler called it “a fearless, unconventional revenge story, from which you cannot emerge unmoved.”
Violation had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (where Sims-Fewer was a recipient of the TIFF Rising Star Award), its international premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and also screened at SXSW.
The Blu-ray release of the film will have the following special features
– Meet the Filmmakers
– Toronto International Film Festival Introduction
I haven’t watched Violation yet myself, but I might have to check it out one of these days.