On June 10th 2022, the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW premieres the extraordinary THE RIGHTEOUS, written and directed by Mark O’Brien.
Frederic (Henry Czerny) a grieving man struggling with his faith, helps an injured young man, Aaron Smith (Mark O’Brien) who stumbles onto his property one night, claiming to be lost in the woods. Frederic and his wife (Mimi Kuzyk) invite the man to stay for the night, but Frederic soon begins to have doubts about this enigmatic stranger’s story – and his motives for being there. When Aaron asks Frederic to commit an unspeakable deed, it becomes clear that the man is not who he seems, and has been sent to test the very limits of Frederic’s existence.
This debut feature from O’Brien is a dark chiller about a burdened man who feels the wrath of a vengeful God after he and his wife are visited by a mysterious stranger. The film stars O’Brien himself (AMC’s 61st Street, Blue Bayou, Ready or Not), Henry Czerny (Ready or Not, Mission Impossible) and Mimi Kuzyk (The Day After Tomorrow, The Final Cut).
A unique and darkly engaging spiritual thriller, strikingly shot in black and white, and featuring intense and assured performances, THE RIGHTEOUS is described as “deeply engrossing and affecting” by Horror Buzz, and by Cinerama Film Online as “a thrilling, complex and undeniably brilliant debut feature”, and suggests O’Brien is a multi-talented filmmaker worth watching very closely.