The Drownsman is a 2014 Canadian horror film directed by Chad Archibald and starring Michelle Mylett, Caroline Korycki, and Sean James Muir. The film premised on March 7, 2014, at the SXSW Film Festival and was released in a limited release and through video on demand on August 22, 2014. (The Defeated” season 2: everything you need to know)
The film follows Madison (Mylett), a young woman haunted by the spirit of a man who drowned her. She tries to kill herself but is unsuccessful. After she is released from the hospital, she is followed by the Drownsman (Muir). He terrorizes her, and she must face her fears to stop him.
The Drownsman received mixed reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes currently gives the film a 59% rating, with an average score of 5.5/10 from 11 reviews. Variety called it “a waterlogged B-movie” with “stilted acting” but praised the creature design and effects work. Dread Central gave the film two stars out of 5, saying it “hypes itself up as something it’s not.”
The Drownsman was nominated for seven Leo Awards, winning three for Best Make-Up in a Feature Length Drama (Shannon Leggett), Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama (Mylett), and Best Visual Effects in a Feature Length Drama (Archibald Entertainment).
This film is about a woman terrorized by a creature living in water. After almost drowning, she is brought to a group of people who have all had near-death experiences. They help her to face her fears and confront the creature.
The Drownsman- Movie Trailer
The Drownsman is a found footage-style movie about a man who can’t drown. He becomes an urban legend known as the Drownsman. When women start disappearing near water, he is mistaken for the killer. The trailer looks promising, and the movie will be released in 2014.
The Drownsman- Movie Cast
The film’s cast includes:
–Michelle Mylett as Madison Gray
-Caroline Kava Darlene
-Sean Walsh as The Drownsman/ Neville Flynn
-Jake Croker as Young Neville
-Clare Stone as Betty
-David Nerman as Mr. Gray
-Susan Shepherd as Mrs. Gray
The Drownsman- Movie Release Date
The film premised on March 7, 2014, at the SXSW Film Festival and was released on August 22, 2014.
The Drownsman- Movie Awards
Since its release in 2014, the Drownsman has grossed over 15 million dollars and has been nominated for numerous awards.
The Drownsman was nominated for 3 Canadian Screen Awards in 2015, including Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Joe Bostwick), and Best Achievement in Make-Up (Eva Davis and Jordan Hanlon). It won the People’s Choice Award for Best Canadian Indie Film at the 2014 Toronto After Dark Film Festival and the Crystal Pine Award for Best Feature at the Northern Alberta International Film Festival.
The Drownsman- Movie Sequel
It has been seven years since the first movie’s events and the Drownsman is still on the loose. The body count continues to rise as he claims more victims, but no one knows who he is or why he does it.
Detective Shannon Muir is one of the few people still working on the case and is determined to catch the killer. When a new lead emerges, she sets out to track him down. But the closer she gets, the more she realizes this case is unlike anything she has ever seen.
The Drownsman is a thrilling sequel to the original movie, and it will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.