A WOUNDED FAWN on Shudder is a new horror movie with a story that ultimately turns into an intense mindf*ck.  It does, however, begin as more of a psychological thriller. Read our full A Wounded Fawn movie review here!

A WOUNDED FAWN is a new Shudder horror movie that definitely leaves a strong impression. This comes from the director of Girl on the Third Floor so if you liked that one, be sure to check this one out on Shudder as well.


Our review of Girl on the Third Floor here >

This is a serial killer story – which you’ll know early on – and with a runtime of just 91 minutes, it keeps a tight and solid pace. Definitely one of the more intriguing Shudder horror movies!

Continue reading our A Wounded Fawn movie review below and find it on Shudder from December 1, 2022.

A brilliant take on a serial killer story

After starting out as a solid psychological thriller, where you just know things will get worse – because it’s a horror movie – A Wounded Fawn turns into a real mindf*ck.

In a good way, mind you, but also one that does require quite a lot from its audience.

Since this is a serial killer story, there’s a male predator and his female victims. However, there are also a few extra things at play here. I don’t want to give away too much, since it will ruin the experience. And watching A Wounded Fawn is an actual experience, so just sit back and take it all in.

A Wounded Fawn – Shudder Review

The two strong leads

While there are a few more characters in A Wounded Fawn, the two absolute stars of the movie are Josh Ruben and Sarah Lind.

Josh Ruben plays the role of Bruce Ernst and delivers yet another strong performance. If you’ve watched the movie Scare Me – which he both wrote, directed, and starred in – then you’ll recognize him immediately. And if you haven’t watched it yet, then you really should.


The movie Scare Me is a total treat for fans of horror-comedies >

Sarah Lind (Jakob’s Wife) plays Meredith Tanning, who is just venturing into a new relationship. Right off the bat, we’re told that her previous relationship was pretty bad and resulted in her working on herself quite a lot.

In A Wounded Fawn, Sarah Lind gets a lot to work with and works brilliantly with Josh Ruben.

I also have to mention Malin Barr who plays a bigger role in the opening of the story (and a bit later on in a different way). You might recognize Malin Barr from the crazy horror movie Honeydew (2020), and in A Wounded Fawn, she leaves quite the impression as well. Well, she did on me, anyway.

Watch A Wounded Fawn on Shudder

Travis Stevens is the director of this new Shudder horror movie, which he also wrote with Nathan Faudree. As a director, Travis Stevens also made the movies Girl on the Third Floor and Jakob’s Wife. Also, he was a producer on movies such as Cheap ThrillsStarry Eyes, and We Are Still Here.

The story in A Wounded Fawn is inspired by surrealist art and Greek mythology, which shows. In good ways, but also ways that do require your attention and an open mind. After all, the story does feel like quite a crazy mindf*ck.

However, don’t worry, you’ll know exactly what’s going on before the end credits, so you won’t be left hanging. So to speak.

A Wounded Fawn is out on Shudder from December 1, 2022.


Director: Travis Stevens
Writer: Travis Stevens, Nathan Faudree
Cast: Sarah Lind, Josh Ruben, Malin Barr, Katie Kuang, Tanya Everett


A man brings a date to an isolated cabin. It would be idyllic, if he were not hiding his compulsion to kill, which manifests in vivid hallucinations. Unfortunately, his intended victim is being warned and ultimately fueled by The Furies, the Greek goddesses of vengeance. What would otherwise be standard cat-and-mouse, is subverted by two distinct acts full of absolutely wild, violent mythic imagery, as the man is beset upon by these goddesses in all of their brilliant forms.

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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