Bethany (2017) Movie Review

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Bethany (2017)

2017 | R | Horror
90 minutes / 1h 30min

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Bethany Plot Synopsis:

Claire and her husband find themselves moving back into Claire's childhood home only to have the abusive and traumatic memories of her mother come back to haunt her. As her husband starts to get more work, Claire finds herself mixed up in a fog of past and present with a mysterious figure haunting her memories. What is this small figure that is trying to reach out to her, and what does it want?

Bethany (2017) Review

Bethany (2017) is a 1h 30 min American horror film that director James Bressack acted as a hospital visitor. Director, actor, and co-writer James Cullen Bressack (If Looks Could Kill (2016), Pernicious (2014), Hate Crime (2012)) did a fantastic job focusing on Claire’s childhood and how it affected her in her adult life. Bethany was a decent watch although there were a few stagnant acting performances.

Claire (Stefanie Estes - Mary Last Seen (2010), When Harry Tries to Marry (2011), If Looks Could Kill (2016)) was abused by her mother when she was younger. Claire discovered that she inherited her childhood home several years after her mother passed away, so she packs her things and heads back to the house where she was abused. Claire’s husband, Aaron (Zack Ward - Transformers (2007), A Christmas Story (1983), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Postal (2007)) accompanies her as they look forward to a new chapter in their life. Claire had an imaginary friend named Bethany and Bethany was one of the only comforts Claire had during her childhood.

It is no surprise that Bethany did not like the new member of the house and began to manifest herself in a manner that causes harm/injuries. Aaron started to think that his wife is slowly becoming crazy, and so did her psychiatrist who tells her that it is her past recurring to her.

Horror fans should watch this film in the dark at their earliest convenience because it is a remarkable psychological and paranormal feature. If you are anything like me, then the slight noise in the night time will spook you after watching this film. The movie was shot well with an excellent music score, sets, cinematography, compelling scenes but there were times where the film was a bit slower paced.

  • Bethany Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 4.54
  • IMDB: 4.6
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 2.9

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About Bethany 2017

Title: Bethany
Year: 2017
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.27/5 stars from 847 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 847
MPAA Rating: R
Bethany Cast Starring: Zack Ward, Felissa Rose, John Murray, Thomas Downey, Keith Jardine, Stefanie Estes, Kirsty Hill, Leon Russom, James Cullen Bressack, Anna Harr, Tommy Pistol, Jill Lachman, Jeffery Johnson, Tiana Whitley, Shannen Doherty, Josh Brown, Chrissy Cannone, Jin Calello, Chris Jupitz, Tom Green, Joanne Schaaf, Erin DeAnna Fierro, Kevin Porter, Paris Holmes, Hunter Johnson, Ellen Gerstell, Diana Matlak, Jalen Williams
Bethany Writers: James Cullen Bressack, Zack Ward
Bethany Director: James Cullen Bressack
Production: Uncork'd Entertainment
Language: English
Country: USA