psychological horror / Australia / 2018 / 14 min / Polish premiere
After three long years away, Thomas Elliot, a crippled war-hero, returns home expecting a heartfelt reunion with his beloved wife, Bonnie. However, their reunion takes an unexpected turn when Bonnie fails to recognise him, treating him as a complete stranger. Thomas soon comes to realise that Bonnie’s life now revolves entirely around serving a sinister stray cat that has taken up residence in their house. As Bonnie commits bizarre and horrific acts in service of the stray, Thomas desperately tries to reconnect with her. Pushed to the brink of madness, Thomas soon comes to realise he is up against something far greater, older, and darker than he had ever imagined.
At the heart of Stray is a familiar psychological horror. It is a simple tale that takes the heartbreak of being abandoned by someone you love, and pushes it into the realm of the bizarre.
Premiere: 19th ScreamFest, 2018
Age restrictions : 15+
director: Dean W Law writer: Katherine Chediak Putnam, Dean W Law director of photography: Brian Loewe editor: Matthew Sawyer music: Brian White cast: David Breen And Melinda Joan Reed language: English subtitles: Polish