We admit that at times we’ve labeled a few genre films as being more suited to Lifetime than our readership when they veered off into soap opera-ish territory so we’re more than a little curious about the network’s “broad departure” (in its words) from its typical fare to present supernatural thriller Within this Saturday night, July 31st.
Rachel Weiss (Mia Ford) can see evil spirits within others. She is a sweet girl with a troubled soul caused by this unique gift. After witnessing the brutal killing of her mother, Rachel and her father (Sam Jaeger) look for a fresh start by moving to a small town. Rachel quickly warms to her new schoolteacher, Abby Miller (Lori Heuring), and becomes ‘best friends’ with classmate Michelle Lowe (Sammi Hanratty).
When Michelle’s penchant for schoolyard pranks turns from good-natured fun to potentially deadly, Rachel suspects that her friend may be less than friendly. Rachel’s visions could be the key to stopping a series of violent attacks against the town’s children and unlocking the puzzle behind a decade-old disappearance.
Within is the recipient of numerous awards worldwide, including Best Horror Feature Film, Best Child Actress, and Best Supporting Actor at the Tabloid Witch Awards; Outstanding Feature Film at Big Bear Horror Film Festival; and Best Actress nominations for Mia Ford and Sammi Hanratty at Strasbourg International Film Festival.
Directed by Hanelle Culpepper from a script by Rebecca Sonnenshine, the film has a dark and mesmerizing score by Jeff Toyne. Within makes its world premiere on Lifetime July 31st at 9:00 pm ET/PT.
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