Haunted places haunt criminals in “Penance Lane” and “Reaptown”

Haunted places haunt criminals in "Penance Lane" and "Reaptown"

When you are a criminal and/or an ex-convict it is normal that the blame of society follows you everywhere you go. Your own guilt and the accusing eyes of the people that fool themselves thinking they are innocent of any sin are always behind your neck. That is something one can learn to live with, I guess. But what if it’s also the supernatural that is chasing you? Then you have nowhere to hide, I’m afraid. That’s pretty much what happens in supernatural horror flicks Penance Lane (2020) and Reaptown (2020).

In Penance Lane (2020), a hardened criminal fresh out of the joint takes a job as a handyman in a dilapidated house, but the twisted horrors he finds inside are enough to send anyone running. So why does he stay? And why are so many people drawn to Penance Lane?

The movie has been directed by Peter Engert, known for horror and science-fiction Aftermath (2014). Munier Sharrieff has been the author of the screenplay with additional writing by Renae Geerlings, Matt Granger, and Mikey Granger.

Penance Lane (2020) is starred by Tyler Mane and Scout Taylor-Compton, teaming up again after having starred together in Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009) as Michael Myers and Laurie Strode respectively. Together with them, John Schneider, Daniel Roebuck, Booker Huffman, Dallas Page, William Tokarsky, and April Bogenschutz also star.

Here you can watch the trailer.

In Reaptown (2020), Carrie Baldwin is freed from prison under the conditions of a work-release program in Reaptown, Nevada. As she struggles to find her missing sister while working the night shift as a security guard for the Reaptown Railway Museum, Carrie soon finds herself in the presence of evil. Could the Railway hold the clues to her sister’s mysterious disappearance?

Dutch Marich is the producer, writer, and director of Reaptown (2020). He is known for being responsible for other horror titles like Infernum (2019), Miserable Sinners (2018), Hunting (2015), and Bleed Out (2011). Brooke Bradshaw, Dani Colleen, and Chrissy Carpenter form the main cast.

Here you can watch the trailer.

Both movies are already available on Video on Demand.


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