IMDb rating: 4.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 80%
Also known as The Soul Collector, this eerie horror movie sees William, his wife, Sarah, and William’s niece, Mary, who has recently been put into their care after the death of her parents, moving to an old farmhouse William has inherited.
While trying to fix things up on the neglected property, William and his family aren’t aware that Lazarus, an elderly man who used to work on the farm, is roaming the land with a dark, demonic secret that will put all three of them in terrible danger.
Garth Breytenbach plays William, with Inge Beckman playing Sarah, and Tshamano Sebe as Lazarus.
The Hollywood Reporter says, “The film’s sympathy is with Lazarus, stuck in a deal made under the influence of desperation; and with Sarah, who turns out to be more right than she could reasonably expect. In one of its few really creepy moments, 8 hints at a link between the two that puts them both in the thrall of powers we still don’t understand.”
Directed by Harold Holscher, 8 premiered at the Joburg Film Festival in 2019.
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