Blumhouse Productions don’t team up with Amazon Prime for another rendition of their “Welcome To The Blumhouse” anthology this year (which may be a good thing). However, fret not, horror fans: something else from Blumhouse hits Prime Video this Halloween season. “Run Sweetheart Run” gets the premiere spooky treatment this year, and good thing, too: the movie still hasn’t gotten a release since its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
In the new film, a single mom meets one of her boss’s important clients, who ends up being a violent creep. A sadistic cat-and-mouse game begins between the two, but the truth is darker than the heroine could have ever imagined.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis, courtesy of Amazon Prime Video:
Initially apprehensive when her boss insists she meet with one of his most important clients, single mom Cherie is relieved and excited when she meets charismatic Ethan. The influential businessman defies expectations and sweeps Cherie off her feet. But at the end of the night, when the two are alone together, he reveals his true, violent nature. Battered and terrified, she flees for her life, beginning a relentless game of cat-and-mouse with a bloodthirsty assailant hell-bent on her utter destruction. In this edge-of-your-seat dark thriller, Cherie finds herself in the crosshairs of a conspiracy stranger and more evil than she could have ever imagined.
Ella Balinska stars as Cheri in “Run Sweetheart Run,” with Pilou Asbæk as her violent businessman adversary Ethan. The film also stars Shohreh Aghashloo, Clark Gregg, Dayo Okeniyi, and Betsy Brandt.
Shana Feste directs “Run Sweetheart Run,” which she also co-writes with Keith Josef Adkins and Kellee Terrell. After its Sundance 2020 premiere, the film was also supposed to screen at SXSW in March 2020. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic squashed those plans and Blumhouse’s May 2020 theatrical release for the film. Now, the film finally reaches audiences on Amazon Prime in a couple of weeks.
So, will “Run Sweetheart Run” be worth wait? Find out when the film hits Amazon Prime Video on October 28. Watch a trailer for the film below.