Barbara Hershey and Nicholas Alexander in a scene from “The Manor.”
Barbara Hershey is quite familiar with horror films. The Manor on Amazon Prime is a different type of terror as she plays a senior with dementia haunted by a creature lurking in the dark. Only her grandson (played by Nicholas Alexander) would possibly believe her.
Here’s the official synopsis:
A malevolent force preys upon the residents of a sleepy nursing home in The Manor, a gothic tale of terror with a modern twist. When a mild stroke diminishes her ability to care for herself, Judith Albright (Barbara Hershey) moves to Golden Sun Manor, an assisted living facility with a sterling reputation. But despite the best efforts of the staff, and a budding friendship with fellow senior Roland (Bruce Davison), strange occurrences and nightmarish visions convince Judith that a sinister presence is haunting the massive estate. As residents begin to die mysteriously, Judith’s frantic warnings are dismissed as fantasy. Even her devoted grandson Josh (Nicholas Alexander) thinks her fears are the results of dementia, not demons. With no one willing to believe her, Judith must either escape the confines of the manor or fall victim to the evil that dwells within it.
The film also stars Bruce Davison, Jill Larsen, Fran Bennett, and Katie Amanda Keane. Axelle Carolyn directed and wrote the movie.
LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with actors Barbara Hershey and Nicholas Alexander on the film. We talked about the horrors of aging, senior and younger generation relationships, and most importantly—the creature feature presented in the movie.
Barbara Hershey has an acting career that spanned more than five decades in film and television and from westerns to comedies. Hershey won an Emmy and Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries/TV Film for A Killing in a Small Town in 1990. Also, she received Gold Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress for The Last Temptation of Christ in 1988 and The Portrait of a Lady in 1996. For Portrait of a Lady, she was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Other notable films she was recognized for, included Shy People, A World Apart, Hannah and Her Sisters, Beaches, and Black Swan.
Nicholas Alexander started his acting as a young child with appearances in short films and in I Love You Phillip Morris. He expanded his appearances into many notable television shows, including Graceland, The Originals, Nashville, Outcast, and a recurring role in Good Girls. He played the lead in the film Adam and had a supporting role in 2017’s Fist Fight.
The Manor is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video today. It is part of season two of the Welcome to Blumhouse horror series.
Watch the exclusive interview with actors Barbara Hershey and Nicholas Alexander below. Let us know what you think of it.