Awaken the Shadowman

Synopsis: Estranged for years since a devastating and horrible tragedy back in 1964, siblings Adam and Jake reunite once again when unexpectedly, the former receives an emergency phone call from his brother informing him that their widowed mother Evette has been inexplicably missing for days. Without delay, Adam troubled by the alarming news, returns to his hometown with his wife Beth and baby Emma, only to be awkwardly welcomed with open arms by the pervading members of the local cult-like bereavement group called "Gateways" and their rather cryptic guru leader Lawrence. Undoubtedly, there is more than meets the eye, moreover, as the two brothers search for answers in the secretive neighbourhood, at the same time, the dark presence of a grim and haunting spectre seems to be strongly attracted by infant Emma's innocence. Is there a chance of eluding the malignant otherworldly visitor?
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): J.S. Wilson
Production: Gravitas Ventures
90 min


It'll be okay.

Please don't forget to separate

the whites from the darks.

Why? You didn't like

your bleached out shirt?

Daddy's funny, isn't he?

Hey, so I convinced Mike

to give me Sunday off.

I figured maybe we could

go out, do something fun?

You know, I worked

that overtime this week.

So I figured we could afford

a babysitter for a few hours.

What do you think?

That sounds great, but I was

gonna see about picking up

some weekend shifts again.

Oh, no!


I'll get them.

Can you see it?

My vision's gotten so poor.

It's the last of my change.

Here you go.

It didn't go far.

Thank you.

It's not a big deal.

I'll hang dry them at home.

- Hello?

- -Adam?


Adam, it's about mom.

What about her?

- Have you heard from her?

- No, why, what's going on?

She's missing.


What do you mean missing?

Nobody's heard from her.

We just had to file

a police report.

Oh, my god.

You need to come home.

Bring Beth and Emma, please.


You know I wouldn't bother you

if it wasn't serious.

Come stay at mom's with us.

We'll figure this out together.

Hey, sweetie.

All right.

...Hi, sweetie.

- Got her?

- Hi, sweetie.

- Yeah, can you get the door?

- Hi, baby.

- Shh.

...You're okay. I know,

it was a long drive.

- Oh!

- Is she okay?


You can go in there, honey,

I'm with you.

- I know.

- Hey.

- Hey.

Hiya, Beth, I'm so glad

you guys could make it.

I'm just so sorry

about the circumstances.

Oh, my god.

She is so cute.

- Hi.

- Thank you.

You guys come in, please.

Hi. I'm so glad

to finally meet you.


She's adorable.

Are you not gonna

say good-bye?

Oh, oh, you want money.

You want money, right?

- Mom, please.

- Yeah, you always want money.

Here. Take it. Take it.

It's all I got left.

What do you want from me?

Just go.


Get out!

It's good to see you, Adam.

Yeah, you too.

I like the beard.


And thanks for helping Jake

put all this together.

I really appreciate it.

Yeah, we do what we can.

How you doing?

I'm Jeff.

This is my wife, Sarah.

This is our friend, Candice.

Nice meeting you guys. I

appreciate everybody being here.

It's so great to meet you.

We've heard so much about you.

Your mom will be okay.

Uh, thank you, guys.

So, these are all

mom's friends, or...?

Yeah, friends from gateways.

Yeah, everybody here's

been a real help.

They're going door-to-door,

asking questions

- on their own, even.

- Good.

Anything we can do to help.

We haven't met yet.

I'm Lawrence.


I know.

I've heard a lot about you.

- Oh, hey. Here you go.

- Thank you.

Hi, I'm glenda.

It was nice meeting you.

Yes, you were the last one

to see mom, right?

That's right.

It was Monday after the group,

and evette and I went

and grabbed a bite to eat,

and, well, she said

she was going home.

What about the police?

What are they doing?

Well, they were just here. I mean,

they're doing everything they can.

Your mom and I were very close,

and I live just down the street,

and, well,

my door's always open.

- Thank you.

- -All right.

Thanks for coming, guys.

- Thanks, guys.

- -Thank you.

- Good night.

- Good night, Jeff. Thank you.

You have a special little girl.

Thank you.

We'll find her.

Don't worry.

Thank you.

Thanks, Lawrence.

Seems like a nice kid.

Yeah, he is.

Been kinda like a brother to me.

It's good to have you back, man.

...Hey, you're all set?

Yeah, thanks.

Oh, god, she's adorable.

Mmm, she's fussy.

I thought she'd sleep more

in the car.

We've seen your pictures online.

God, she's getting so big!

Hi, Emma. It's so good

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