Atoning, The. Ghost Take Possession With Trailer


Atoning, The. Delivers An Intriguing Horror Family Tale

Atoning, The Film Details Michael Williams  The Atoning

Director: Michael Williams 

Writer: Michael Williams

Release Date: 5 September 2017

Release Format: VOD, DVD/Bluray, Redbox

MPAA Rating: N/A

Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller

Running Time: 89 Minutes


Vera, Ray, and Sam, a seemingly normal family, are haunted by more than mere ghosts. The lingering horror of their past threatens their ability to function as a loving family until they become enlightened by a mystical encounter. From that moment on, they’re thrust into a horror worse than anything they’ve ever experienced. Personal demons manifest and tear the family apart from the inside out as they come to terms with their past.


SUPPORTING CAST Michael Williams  The Atoning

First Impressions:

Exquisite work and polished cinematography beautify the trailer for Michael Williams’ feature The Atoning. Williams opts to keep the viewer intrigued without showing that much of what is lurking in the dark… Suspense is palpable here as we are introduced to a house of two parents and a kid where ghosts are haunting the younger member of the family.

There’s drama in the mix, we can feel it because of the tone of the film at the beginning of the trailer we learn Sam’s parents are breaking up. I admire when there’s a mix of our real existence in these types of stories. We can always hope for some good metaphors of our lives along the way. Buffy The Vampire Slayer and its Hellmouth were (and still are) metaphors for teenagers trying to survive through high school facing their inner demons. It feels appropriate.

Performances all around seem superb and the practical effects and makeup may remind you of Insidious but they’re still creepy and it seems to work. It worked for me at least. They got me interested. There are some beautiful shots in this with the contrast of bright warm colors and blue cold ones that put the viewer in the mood with an eerie atmosphere. I can’t tell you if the film will be in the same space all around the house because the trailer seems to show us only a specific moment of the film.

To sum it up, I say yes I’ll watch The Atoning when it comes out next month! Maybe we’ll even review it… so keep checking with for updates real soon. Michael Williams  The Atoning

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Filmmaker and aspiring director. David was born in France and lived most of his life in Portugal. He has a Licence in Cinema, a professional degree in Directing Films and he took some workshops about Filmmaking and Dubbing Animation. He loves photography and Lomography, music and cinema. In 2007 he directed and starred in the low-budget short-film "Sweet Madness", two years later he wrote, directed and composed for "the continuous noise" ("o ruido contínuo"). He wrote, produced & directed his first horror short-film "Girls Night".


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