The Kingdom of Var (2019)

College student Sonja summons the demonic sorcerer Var after viewing a 500-year-old film containing his spirit.


Nicholas Kleban


Nicholas Kleban



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Credited cast:
Alison Niven ... Nixus
Madison Graves ... Danielle
Lisa Crawford ... Restaurant Patron
Mark Brombacher ... Elmer Greuba
Brittany Clough ... Elvira
Matthew Sears ... Morgan
Sarah Swerid ... Ashley
Lars Classington ... Ghorghoulia the Magnificent
Cynthia Stone Cynthia Stone ... Skeleton Woman
Vida Zukauskas ... Sonja
Kyle Dunbar Kyle Dunbar ... Partygoer / Var Worshipper
Martin Huss ... Party Guest at Danielle's House
Rebecca Callender ... Partygoer / Var Worshipper
Pig Boy Pig Boy ... Himself
Julie Alisic Julie Alisic ... Party Guest at Danielle's House


Skeptic and physics student Sonja Fitzgerald (Vida Zukauskas) finds a mysterious VHS tape in her basement one day; upon playing it she discovers it's a black-and-white film of a strange man performing a ritual. After doing some research, she discovers it is allegedly a film from the year 1594, made by the time-travelling sorcerer Var (Shawn Van Every) who harvested film equipment from the future and imprinted his spirit onto a roll of celluloid, and watching the film will release him. After dismissing this as nonsense, the seemingly invincible Var appears before Sonja and begins relentlessly attacking her. Written by Nicholas Kleban

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Some movies you watch. Some movies watch you.







Release Date:

29 August 2019 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

1594 See more »

Filming Locations:

Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada See more »


Box Office


CAD43,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Skeletonization Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filmed in 13 days. Three pickup days were added several months after principal photography completed since the first cut of the film was only 63 minutes long. See more »


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