STARRING: Sarah Hagan, Sara Malakul Lane,  Barbara Crampton

DIRECTOR: Ben Cresciman


As Janie recovers from a recent 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, Irma. Janie begins to veer off the road to recovery when she develops an obsession with a young woman, Savannah, who Janie feels an inexplicable yet profound connection to. The obsession turns increasingly invasive and wedges all three women into an ever-tightening and terrifying struggle for control.



Horror icon Barbara Crampton shares her favourite SHUDDER titles Barbara is one of the most beloved actresses working in the horror genre today appearing in fan favourites and cult classics such as RE-ANIMATOR and FROM BEYOND. With new works such as YOU’RE NEXT, WE ARE STILL HERE, BEYOND THE GATES and this month’s SHUDDER exclusive title SUN CHOKE, Barbara […]

The film stars iconic horror actress Barbara Crampton.

After screening at horror festivals throughout much of last year, “Sun Choke” has finally been acquired for North American distribution, courtesy of XLrator Media. The company will release the film under their “Macabre” label. “Sun Choke” is written and directed by Ben Cresciman and stars Barbara Crampton and Sarah Hagan. Hagan plays Janie, a young woman […]

XLrator Media Acquires Thriller Pic ‘Sun Choke’

XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to Sun Choke, a thriller written and directed by Ben Cresciman. A summer release is planned on the company’s Macabre genre label. The pic centers on a woman (Sarah Hagan) just recovering from a violent psychotic break, she’s subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and […]

XLrator Media Acquires Fright Festival Favorite “SUN CHOKE”

After a solid debut at the Stanley Film Festival in 2015, SUN CHOKE was a film to watch as it traversed the festival scene throughout 2015. Alas, the film didn’t quite catch fire with distributors immediately as some terror titles, with the film making FANGO’s Top 10 potential 2016 releases not long ago. However, that […]

XLrator Acquires Psychological Thriller ‘Sun Choke’

After having its World Premiere at the upcoming Stanley Film Festival last year, XLrator Media acquired Sun Choke (read our review), which stars “Freaks and Geeks” fav Sarah Hagan, You’re Next‘s Barbara Crampton and Sara Malakul Lane. Ben Cresciman directs this psychological thriller that will release this summer under XLrator’s Macabre label. “Janie’s just trying […]