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Psychological Thriller ‘Sun Choke’ Picked Up By XLrator Media

Psychological Thriller 'Sun Choke' Picked Up By XLrator Media

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After screening at horror festivals throughout much of last year, “Sun Choke” has finally been acquired for North American distribution, courtesy of XLrator Media. The company will release the film under their “Macabre” label. “Sun Choke” is written and directed by Ben Cresciman and stars Barbara Crampton and Sarah Hagan.

Hagan plays Janie, a young woman struggling to get well after a recent violent psychotic breakdown. Crampton plays her lifelong caregiver, whose strict and bizarre regime might be doing more harm than good. Janie’s mental health threatens to deteriorate again when she grows an unhealthy obsession with a young woman (Sarah Malakul Lane), which brings the three women together in a twisted battle for control.

“‘Sun Choke’ is a deeply unsettling psychological thriller in the vein of Roman Polanski’s ‘Repulsion’ that will leave audiences emotionally shaken and questioning the line between reality and nightmare,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon. “It’s an impressive, assured work that marks Ben Cresciman as an important filmmaker to watch.”

No release date has been set.

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