22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

In A Violent Nature

Canada, 2024: 94 minutes: Canadian Premiere
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This Sundance-selected ambient slasher from Canadian filmmaker Chris Nash (Z IS FOR ZYGOTE) methodically depicts the enigmatic resurrection, rampage, and retribution of an undead monster in the remote wilderness.

When a locket is removed from a collapsed fire tower in the woods that entombs the rotting corpse of Johnny, a vengeful spirit who was the victim of a horrific 60-year-old crime, his body is resurrected, and he's hell-bent on retrieving what's his. The undead golem hones in on the group of vacationing teens responsible for the theft, and in his mission to get the locket back proceeds to methodically slaughter them one by one, along with anyone in his way. One of the few slasher films to be shot from the killer's POV, IN A VIOLENT NATURE is a modern Canadian horror classic in the making.

Sundance Film Festival 2024

Chris Nash is a writer, director, and prosthetics effects artist from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. His journey into filmmaking was influenced by a steady diet of 7/7/7 video rentals (seven movies, seven days, seven dollars – excluding new releases) and incredibly curated and unedited late-night movies airing Monday to Saturday on CBC television at 1:00am. His short films and music videos have screened internationally, and in 2014 his short Z IS FOR ZYGOTE was selected to close off the horror anthology, THE ABCS OF DEATH 2. IN A VIOLENT NATURE is his first feature film.

press for In A Violent Nature

"You’ve never seen a horror film like writer-director Chris Nash’s IN A VIOLENT NATURE"
- Collider
"One of the kills executed so beautifully IN A VIOLENT NATURE feels like a shoo-in for the year’s best and most memorable."
- Film School Rejects


Narrative / Horror / Thriller / Suspense / First Feature

94 minutes

special guest

Director Chris Nash and Producer Shannon Hanmer in attendance!


Chris Nash

Executive Producer
Casey Walker

Shannon Hanmer
Peter Kuplowsky

Chris Nash

Pierce Derks

Ry Barrett
Andrea Pavlovic
Cameron Love
Charlotte Creaghan
Liam Leone