The Drownsman


After almost drowning in a lake, Madison finds herself bound to a life of fear. Unable to describe what happened to her during the moments she was underwater, she begins to develop hydrophobia: an abnormal fear of water. Crippled by her post trauma, Madison attempts to shut out the world but her fear intensifies and she is faced with the vision of a dark figure that haunts her day and night. After watching her struggle for one year with the phobia and visions, Madison’s four friends attempt an unconventional intervention in which they accidentally open a floodgate to a dark place where none of them are safe. As Madison and her friends dive deeper into the dark history of this figure that haunts them, it reaches out and begins dragging them to a horrifying place that they can never come back from.

Starring Michelle Mylett
Directed by Chad Archibald.



2015 Graphis Advertising Annual – Gold Award Winner
Internet Movie Poster Awards – Creepiest Canadian Poster of 2014


“Badass Poster Alert: The Drownsman Art KILLS It!
I’ve said it time and time again… a good one-sheet is enough to get me to watch a movie. Screw floating heads with pensive expressions. Hollywood, take note… See this poster for The Drownsman? THIS is how you do it!”
– Steve Barton, Dread Central


“Seriously, this is going to be one of the best one-sheets you see this year.”
– Mr. Disgusting, Bloody Disgusting


“Today, a splendid new poster has emerged from the depths via the film’s official Facebook page, and holy cow is it a beauty. I’ll see the movie based on that one-sheet alone.”
– Eric Walkuski, Arrow In The Head


“The poster for The Drownsman, a Canadian horror production, made its debut via Fangoria today. And it’s quite the eye-catcher.”
– Ryan Turek, Shock Till You Drop


“Check out this crazy good teaser poster for Chad Archibald’s upcoming horror flick The Drownsman! That is fantastic and creepy stuff.”
– Andrew Mack, Twitch


“We all love a bit of awesome poster art, right? Sadly that seems to be lacking in a lot of films these days. The art of creating a poster seems to be lost in many, but that isn’t the case when it comes to Chad Archibald’s The Drownsman, as they have just unleashed the first teaser poster and it’s a little bit awesome.”
– Chris Savage,


“The Drownsman Poster Will Take Your Breath Away
Let’s face it, very few posters nowadays grab your attention. The majority of it seems to be quickly Photoshopped images of the actor’s faces and the title thrown in there somewhere, not really giving you any idea what the film could be about. Being a huge fan of poster art, I tend to miss the old days when the poster could sell you on a film. Hell, even if the film was terrible, they would still have some kick ass art you would want to hang on your wall. Well today, a little film called The Drownsman (very cool title, by the way) leaped right out and caught my attention, via Fangoria, bringing me back and feeling nostalgic for 80′s horror movie posters.”
– Andrew Peters,


“You’ll think twice about taking a bath after you check out the new teaser poster for the upcoming horror film THE DROWNSMAN. Take a deep breath and dig it!”
– Alien Bee


“Oh man, a poster can so easily sell a film, and the first poster for The Drownsman has me totally hooked! The illustrated poster can be seen below, and will probably conjure up thoughts of those wonderful horror posters from the 80′s, and for good reason: the director is keen on bringing back the spirit of classic horrors like Hellraiser, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and Friday the 13th. The Drownsman looks and sounds insane, and if you don’t believe me then take a close look at the astonishing poster (I LOVE it!)…”
Matt Wavish, Horror Cult Films


“Here’s a movie that slipped completely under The Basement’s radar . . . until now. And if The Drownsman is half as decent as the image below, then horror fans are in for a treat. I mean, this poster needs a place of honour in my screening room. It will be mine. Mark my words, it will be mine.”
The Basement


“The importance of eye-catching poster art simply cannot be overstated, especially when it comes to horror movies, and we must say; this just-released poster for The Drowsman has certainly caught our attention, and piqued our interest.”
John Squires, FEARNET