Larry Kent’s She Who Must Burn, Dark View on Religious Drama
Larry Kent’s She Who Must Burn Film Details
Director: Larry Kent
Writer: Larry Kent, Shane Twerdun
Release Date: October 11th 2016
Release Format: Streaming
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Horror Sub-Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
The Baarkers’, a family group of religious fanatics who believe they are God’s chosen ones, polarize a town and force it’s residents to fight for their lives as their zeal turns murderous and the rule of law decays into brutish mob mentality.
Larry Kent and Shane Twerdun provokes authority, superiority, and fear in their dark religious Drama, Thriller She Who Must Burn. The Baarkers are a group of highly religious evangelists, who considers themselves the chosen ones to do God’s work.
When Angela (portrayed by Sarah Smyth) decides to forgo the law and operate her planned parenthood clinic despite it being shut down the state, the Baarkers proceed to harass and humiliate her until she decides to comply with the law.
Angela puts even more, trouble on herself when she unwittingly comforts and aids Margaret, who is a victim of domestic violence from her husband, who happens to be the priest of the church, as well as the mastermind behind all of the shenanigans of the Baarkers.
The Baarkers uphold authority and superiority in the town. In a sense, they are the authority, as even the law enforcement is afraid of them. Whenever something doesn’t go according to their beliefs, they consider it sin, and the violators must be punished. They instill fear inside of the citizens.
Larry Kent’s She Who Must Burn is a tragic tale, but one that is refreshing, to say the least. One of the few religious films that can provoke a wide range of emotions from confusion to sadness to anger to hate. The last movie to do this for me was Ti West’s The Sacrament.
She Who Must Burn has one of the best cast performances in Horror cinema. I was amazed at how convincing the performances were; they actually contributed to the interchanging emotions that you as the viewer experience while watching the film.
She Who Must Burn is a tale that is engrossing. It is dark and crude in its message, but very effective, and Larry Kent and Shane Twerdun are effective in executing the story and the delivery.
Religion in Horror cinema has become commonplace. Directors and filmmakers are hitting this circuit hard and making their mark because religion has become a frequented trend among movie-goers. This is one outlet that audiences have been drawn to since the 1960’s, and this scene gets more intense by the decade.
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