Arbor Day Frightfest! Check out ARBOR DEMON

Arbor Demon Artwork

Arbor Demon is the latest release from Patrick Rea, who also directed Nailbiter (and I’m a huge fan of many of his short films…2013’s “The Hourglass Figure” is genius!) I may sound like I’m gushing, but I get excited when I find a filmmaker whose work is right up my alley.

About Arbor Demon, from IMDB: “An adventurous woman with a secret from her husband insists the couple go camping to reconnect. Something in the woods wipes out a group of hunters nearby, preventing the couple from leaving their tent. Secrets and supernatural stories come to light, and they must determine if the real threat is inside or outside their enclosure.”

Although the movie’s been on VOD for a couple of months, it’s FINALLY available to own on DVD/Blu-Ray. You can give it a watch here: and Dark Discussions explores this film in episode 272 here: You can also hear it on iTunes and Stitcher.

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The masthead for Dark Discussions Episode 272, ARBOR DEMON. Collage by Philip Perron.

There are lots of reviews out there, but I follow Cinema Knife Fight, so here’s their Trashterpiece Theater series review:

As an added bonus, you can hear Rea talk about the ins and outs of the making of Arbor Demon on Shadow Nation (the former Ghostman & Demon Hunter Show) here: or on Stitcher and iTunes.


About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of both the New England Horror Writers and the Horror Writers Association. Follow her adventures at

Posted on April 28, 2017, in Dark Discussions - Film Talk and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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