Sun Choke (2016)



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As Janie recovers from a violent psychotic break, she's subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and wellness regimen designed, and enforced, by her lifelong nanny and caretaker. But when she develops an obsession with a stranger, Janie's buried demons begin to surface.

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Evan Jones
as Booker
Joe Nieves
as Officer Olson
Jim Boeven
as Janie's Dad
Christina Amber
as Young Janie
Diana Nguyen
as Paramedic
Derek Bevil
as Paramedic
Annie Read
as Savannah's Friend
Anna Agadjanyan
as Park Playground
Anabelle Kallert
as Park Playground
Romy Leroy
as Park Playground
Aidan Leroy
as Park Playground
Ari Schroeder
as Park Playground
Henry O'Dell Schroeder
as Park Playground
Shayna Schroeder
as Park Playground
Noelle Widener
as Park Playground
Madeline Widener
as Park Playground
Dani Drasin
as Nightclub
Jessica Khalili
as Nightclub
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Critic Reviews for Sun Choke

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (2)

Come for the abidingly mysterious plot, stay for Hagan's bewitching performance.

Aug 5, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The film doesn't always work as a genre exercise, but it's a winner as a character study, in large part because of how committed Hagan is to playing Janie's derangement. Casting directors in search of the offbeat should take note.

Aug 3, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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There's a lot to unpack and it offers no easy answers, but its challenges are deeply rewarding.

Nov 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It goes without saying that this wouldn't be a horror film without violence and nudity, which there is quite a lot of, yet ultimately, all things add up to the creation of one evocative, trippy film that is sure to run chills down your spine.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Madness and motherlessness rule and unravel in Ben Cresciman's beautifully disturbing study of dissociation.

Mar 9, 2017 | Full Review…

This will probably not be to everyone's tastes considering the film's uncomfortable nature and the lack of clarity within the narrative, but this film offers a unique experience that'll leave you surprised and intrigued.

Feb 13, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sun Choke

After viewing last year's documentary "Holy Hell", the Californian haze of cult-based mind control has lingered in the back of my mind. "Sun Choke" keeps a similar deeply unsettling, psychedelic tone. For fans of Panos Cosmatos' "Beyond the Black Rainbow" and 80's horror nostalgia, "Sun Choke" will offer some creepy vibes, some stilted acting, and some classic exploitation. I think I'm looking forward to more films like this, but I would prefer better acting and story. However, considering that it is on Netflix at the moment, it would make a welcome addition to your watch queue.

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