‘Violation’ Trailer: Check Out Shudder’s Revenge Thriller That Has Taken Festivals By Storm

I heard a lot about Violation during Sundance last month. The revenge thriller has been playing the festival circuit since TIFF, and will head to SXSW next. Marking the feature debut by filmmakers Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli, the film stars Sims-Fewer in what many are calling a breakout performance as a woman who pays a heavy price for the retribution she exacts against a betrayer.

Watching the trailer, you can see why Shudder was quick to pick this one up. The whole vibe is ominous, from the dark colors, the woodsy setting, and the lake which projects foreboding rather than a sense of serenity. The entire film was written, directed, and produced by Sims-Fewer and Mancinelli, with Anna Maguire, Obi Abili, and Jesse LaVercombe rounding out the cast.

Violation will be released by Shudder on March 25th.

“With her marriage about to implode, Miriam returns to her hometown to seek solace in the comfort of her younger sister and brother-in-law. But one evening a tiny slip in judgement leads to a catastrophic betrayal, leaving Miriam shocked, reeling, and furious. Believing her only recourse is to exact revenge, Miriam takes extreme action, but the price of retribution is high, and she is not prepared for the toll it takes as she begins to emotionally and psychologically unravel.”

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.