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Hurt DVD to Quench Fanatic Craving

August 19, 2009 Thousand Oaks, CA- Fans of "Twilight" will be pleased that monterey media is announcing the November 10th DVD release of Hurt, a gothic thriller written and directed by Barbara Stepansky and co-starring Jackson Rathbone as the petulant hunky son of Melora Walters. Sending chills down your spine as the story unfolds, Hurt seizes its audience in a macabre web of terror before revealing its twisted core. Stephen Susco, screenwriter of "The Grudge" called Hurt "a well-crafted thriller, fraught with simmering tension."

There are terrible things happening in the desert. Unexplainable, frightening things. Tragic, inexplicable incidents& ever since she arrived.

The Coltrane family's life has been devastated by an untimely death. Widowed Helen Coltrane (Melora Walters- "Big Love"), along with her teenage son (Jackson Rathbone -Twilight, Twilight: New Moon) and daughter, are given shelter by her reclusive and quirky gun-loving brother-in-law. As they grapple with the reality of their shattered, altered life and twist of fate, coincidence steps in with a seemingly lovely foster child (Sofia Vassilieva - "Medium") who appears touting a story that Helen's husband had pledged to take her in. And as they do, a macabre story of deception unfolds...

"Hurt is a great and scary horror thriller. Hurt builds an emotional ride that escalates steadily through suspicious beginnings, shocking plot twists and the final bloody showdown. This film shows us why Indie Horror exists& suspenseful terror." -

"Hurt is a brilliant study in modern psychological terror. An unsettling, creepy, and downright inspired modern horror movie."

"A Tense, Sinister, Gothic thriller that slowly brings you to the edge of your seat and doesn't let up till the credits begin to roll."

Hurt, an official selection at ShockerFest Int'l, was co-written by Alison Lea Bingeman (CSI:Miami; NCIS) based on a story by Eduardo Levy and James Martin. Bonus materials for this taut, psychological thriller and character-driven family drama include cast and crew interviews.

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