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Mercy is a 2014 American supernatural horror film written by Matt Greenberg, directed by Peter Cornwell, and starring Frances O'Connor, Shirley Knight, Chandler Riggs, Joel Courtney, Dylan McDermott and Mark Duplass. It is loosely based on the short story "Gramma" by Stephen King. It was produced by Jason Blum for his Blumhouse Productions banner and McG. The film was released straight to video by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment on October 7, 2014.[1]

Mercy 2014 film poster.jpg
Directed byPeter Cornwell
Produced by
Written by
Based onGramma
by Stephen King
Music byReza Safinia
CinematographyBryon Shah
Edited by
  • Toby Yates
  • William Yeh
Distributed by
Release date
  • October 7, 2014 (2014-10-07) (United States)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States



A single mother (Frances O’Connor) and her two children George (Chandler Riggs) and Buddy (Joel Courtney) go to help take care of their grandmother (Shirley Knight) who has mystical powers.



on October 25, 2012, it was announced Peter Cornwell would be directing the film from a script by Matt Greenberg and that Frances O'Connor had been attached to star in the film.[2] on November 30, 2012, it was reported Chandler Riggs had joined the cast of the film, opposite Joel Courtney in the lead roles.[3]


The film was released on video on demand, DVD and Blu-ray by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment on October 7, 2014.[4]


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