98 minutes – Horror, Thriller
Festival Release date: July 19, 2017 (Fantasia)
Release date: November 10, 2017 (Toronto)
Agnes is a serial killer. She kidnaps and tortures men before murdering them, and she’s good at it. Ambitious, cunning, and narcissistic, Agnes hides in plain sight within a rural town while defining her own systems of sport and romance. When Mike, a private investigator, shows up on her doorstep to look into the cold-case disappearance of one of her early victims, she seduces him and traps him in her basement. Through an unlikely alignment of survival strategy and remorselessness, Agnes bonds with Mike, and he becomes a willing participant in their psychological power game. The circumstances of their curiously morbid relationship progress as their dynamic evolves, and the film is sent into an engrossing tailspin.
Poor Agnes was filmed in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It had its World Premiere at the 2017 Fantasia Film Festival in Montréal, Québec.