A year after its premiere at the 2013 UrbanWorld Film Festival, Image Entertainment has now made the suspense thriller “The Last Letter,” available for streaming on Netflix.
The film stars Omari Hardwick and Sharon Leal as a couple whose marriage is in turmoil due to a number of external and internal factors.
The film’s full synopsis reads: “Sharon Leal and Omari Hardwick head an all-star cast in this twisted, psychological thriller as newlyweds Catherine and Michael. The couple’s marriage is threatened by Michael’s disapproving mother (Lynn Whitfield) and Catherine’s own terrifying secret: a crippling sleep disorder that blurs nightmare and reality. When a terrifying incident from her past returns to haunt her, she turns to her foster brother and closest confidant, George (Gary Dourdan), who vows they will stick together… no matter what!”
Directed by Paul D. Hannah, the film’s all-star cast also includes Gary Dourdan, Rocsi Diaz, Tatyana Ali, Richard T. Jones, Bill T. Cobbs, Marc Singer and Lynn Whitfield.
“African American films have long been forced to live in a box and rarely allowed to tread in other genres such as psychological thrillers, horrors or suspense,” says director Paul D. Hannah.
I did see it last year, and while I appreciate the attempt at exploring rarely-tackled genre territory, as stated by director Hannah in the previous sentence, it’s not a film I can recommend. But I’m just once voice, as I’m sure there’s an audience that will appreciate it much more than I did. So check it out for yourself, and make up your own mind.
It’s also worth noting that Sharon Leal starred in a more recent film (“Addicted”), playing another character (also one half of a couple) who is haunted by a secret.
“Last Letter” is produced by Overflow Entertainment and Vendetta Filmworks.
Find the trailer embedded below: