I have some really exciting news to tell you guys. The Ones You Didn’t Burn, one of the best horror movies to make its rounds on the festival circuit last year, is finally getting a general release. I saw this film at FrightFest, and I’ve been waiting for this day ever since. As I said in my review of it for the festival, The Ones You Didn’t Burn is a slow-burn mystery that’s worth the wait, and it features likable characters, some good horror, and an intriguing story.
It’s about a pair of siblings named Nathan and Mirra who return to their father’s farm after his passing, and they intend to clean the place up and get ready to sell it. However, as you can probably guess, things don’t go quite that smoothly. Soon after they arrive, an ancient curse connected to the land’s original owners begins to take effect, and it threatens to tear these siblings apart.
It’s a great movie that I highly recommend checking out, and if you need more convincing, consider this. I’m not the only one on the Horror Obsessive team who really enjoyed The Ones You Didn’t Burn. My podcast co-host Sean Parker loved it too, and he even named it his top horror film of 2022.
And if you’ve ever listened to The Horror Obsessive Podcast, you know that’s a pretty big deal. Sean and I have very different tastes, so it’s not often that we find ourselves on the same page like this. It means that The Ones You Didn’t Burn really is a fantastic movie, so do yourself a favor and check it out.
The Ones You Didn’t Burn is set to hit VOD in the US and Canada on June 13, and then on June 19 in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The film is also scheduled to get a DVD release on June 13, and then it’ll go to Shudder some time in September.