Currently on DVD from writer/director Will Klipstine and Screen Media is the secrets of a family surrounding THE HARBINGER.
Rosalie (Madeleine McGraw) is a young happy girl living with parents Daniel (Will Klipstine) and Theresa (Amanda MacDonald). Then a change happened to her and she is now withdrawn and treats her parents as if they are a nuisance. The couple decides to move to a small Midwest town to try and start over again hoping it will help their daughter.
But their fears have followed them as Daniel decides to seek help from a woman named Floating Hawk (Irene Bedard). Immediately she lets him know that there is something dangerous about what is happening to Rosalie. Also, there is a history that is just as deep and dark at what is driving their family into danger.
As townspeople begin to have accidents, Det. Hennings (Vince Duvall) decides that Daniel is responsible for it all. Who they need to be looking for is the darkness named Luc (Charles Hubbell) who is proud of everything he has done.
But when it comes time to make sacrifices, Daniel is driven by a man (Bruce Bohne) who seems to have some answers as well. The answers all begin to make sense when Floating Hawk tells him about the history between the Native Americans and Luc. More importantly, she explains about the artifacts and the meaning behind them.
McGraw as Rosalie is so amazing at being evil without giving anything away. She is stoic, straight faced and isn’t afraid to take a few people off the ground when she thinks they need it. Its an intense role for such a young girl but McGraw makes it look all way to easy. Great choice to play this role!
Klipstine as Daniel is trying to keep his family together at all costs. As their story begins to unravel, so do the memories of why everything is happening. One thing is clear, he has not been totally honest with his wife but he does miss the daughter that was once so happy go lucky. Thinking he has a handle on it all, it changes from moment to moment when being told there is only one way to help his little girl.
MacDonald as Theresa is living in a world of confusion and fear. Yes, the fear of the unknown is real but the fear of her own child is even greater. Watching husband Daniel run here and there to get answers, she tries to be supportive but the constant deaths and harassments are unraveling Mom mentally.
Bedard as Floating Hawk has the answers that Daniel is seeking, it is just a matter of will he listen. Duvall as Det. Hennings is clearly convinced that Daniel is responsible for what is happening to the townspeople, but is he really?
Bohne as the man watching the Snyder family is very expressive and is doing whatever he can to get their attention. He does this with such intense facial features and that is everything when I’m shouting at the screen ‘listen to the guy!’. Hubbell as Luc is evil with every single answer and a few shocks that Daniel and Theresa didn’t see coming.
Other cast include Teal Redmann as Dr. Emily Warren, Kate Luyben as Claire, Jeremy Gauana as a Native Warrior, Jamie Bozian as Harlan Lester, Alex Galick as Gary Woronicz, Emily Fradenburgh as Officer Daniels, Sally-Anne Hunt as Annie and Steve Monroe as John Driscoll.
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THE HARBINGER is a tale of choices, time and when it is time to pay the piper, so to speak. The cast manages to take all the twists and turns and make them even more twisty and turn-y. The film is pretty creepy from start to finish with a mix of stories from the Native Americans, mythology, relics, promises made and broken (consider the source right?).
The film comes to DVD just in time for the spooky season and THE HARBINGER needs to be put in the pile of Halloween night binging!
In the end – only death can save her!