Black Crescent Moon

Watch Black Crescent Moon

"Black Crescent Moon"
  • R
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 4.2  (152)

Black Crescent Moon is a 2008 psychological thriller directed by Adam Pertofsky. The movie stars William Atherton as William, Joanne Baron as his wife Anna, and Gil Bellows as David, a doctor who treats William after he suffers a mental breakdown. The story follows William, a successful businessman who begins to question his own sanity after he learns that his wife Anna is having an affair. As he grapples with his own feelings of inadequacy and betrayal, his mental state deteriorates, and he becomes increasingly consumed by paranoia and delusion.

Things come to a head when William visits a doctor to seek help with his mental health. The doctor initially diagnoses him with depression, but as he continues to delve into William's past, he discovers a dark secret that has been buried for years.

The movie is a slow burn, with plenty of suspense and twists and turns along the way. William's unraveling is portrayed realistically, and Atherton does an excellent job of portraying the descent into madness that many people experience when faced with extreme stress and emotional turmoil.

Joanne Baron is also excellent as Anna, William's wife. Her character is multi-dimensional, and her motivations are not always clear, which adds to the sense of tension and unease throughout the film.

Gil Bellows is also solid as the doctor who treats William. His character is compassionate and caring, but also has his own agenda, which puts him at odds with William at various points in the movie.

The cinematography is excellent, with many scenes shot in dark, shadowy rooms and outdoor locations that add to the overall atmosphere of dread and unease. The score is also haunting and atmospheric, with many scenes featuring eerie, discordant music that ratchets up the tension.

Fans of psychological thrillers will find Black Crescent Moon to be an engaging and suspenseful movie that keeps them guessing until the final moments. The performances are top-notch, and the story is well-paced and well-written, with plenty of unexpected twists and turns along the way.

Overall, Black Crescent Moon is a must-see for fans of horror and psychological thrillers. While it may not be for everyone, those who enjoy suspenseful, character-driven stories with plenty of twists and turns will find much to like in this gripping film.

Black Crescent Moon
Black Crescent Moon doesn't appear to be available from any streaming services.
Add this movie to your Watchlist to get notified when it's available.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 33 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    4.2  (152)