Anything For Jackson (2020)
October 10, 2020 4:35 PM - Subscribe

In a darkly comedic take on entitlement, two grieving grandparents attempt to resurrect their dead grandchild.

After losing their only grandson in a car accident, grief-stricken Audrey (Sheila McCarthy) and Henry (Julian Richings), a doctor, kidnap a pregnant patient with the intentions of putting Jackson's soul inside her unborn child. Unsurprisingly amateur satanism doesn't go according to plan.
posted by miss-lapin (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Basically this entire review nails what makes this such a great horror film. I tried and failed multiple times to find a pull quote so I'm just linking the entire thing. It's fairly brief so worth a read.

I think my favorite little moment is when Sheila McCarthy puts handmade "handcuff cozies" on to relieve the pain of her hostage. Such a perfectly little nod to how the entitled attempt to "help" the less privileged while ignoring how they are responsible for causing larger problems.
posted by miss-lapin at 11:46 PM on October 10, 2020

Embarrassingly unavailable in Canada without a VPN, but I managed to watch it this weekend. Excellent straight-laced scary film. Great fun seeing Sheila McCarthy in a genre film, and that third act is a corker!
posted by Jessica Savitch's Coke Spoon at 3:17 PM on December 27, 2020 [1 favorite]

I finally watched this, what a great little movie! I really loved the bits of wry humor throughout, like the Satanists meeting in the back of a public library and the one guy living in his mom's basement.
posted by whir at 7:20 AM on July 29, 2021 [1 favorite]

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