DVD 5133

The Lullaby Poster International


Status - In Cinemas

Studio - Valhalla Productions

Director - Darrell James Roodt

Producers - Andre Frauenstein, Samuel Frauenstein

Screenplay - Tarryn-Tanille Prinsloo

Genre - Horror

Language - English

Release Date - 13 October 2017


Returning to her home town, Eden Rock, and overwhelmed by the birth of her first born, Chloe van Heerden (19) tries to come to terms with motherhood. Along with the troubled relationship between her and her mother, Ruby (35), Chloe struggles with the demand of being a new mom. The incessant crying of her baby, the growing sense of guilt and paranoia sends Chloe into a dark depression. With a heightened urge to protect her son, Chloe sees danger in every situation.

Distraught she pays a visit to family psychiatrist Dr. Timothy Reed (40s), who diagnoses her intrusive thoughts and feelings of anxiousness to a mild case of baby blues. Yet the thoughts grow worse and more violent. Chloe starts to hear voices and humming of a childhood lullaby and sees flashes of a strange entity around her child. Convinced that the entity is real, Chloe does everything in her power to protect her son. Her decline reaches fever pitch, and everyone seems to be moving against her. Desperate, Chloe finds solace in the arms of her childhood friend, Emile Hess (20s).

The world around Chloe implodes and it becomes clear that she and her child are in imminent danger.

But from what?

Is Chloe haunted by evil or is it just the baby blues?


Reine Swart

Deanre Reiners

Thandi Puren

Brandon Auret

Target Audience



16 - 35

30% Female, 70% Male



Screened at Richard Harris International Film Festival



Milan Film Fest International


  • Best Film: Andre Frauenstein & Samuel Frauenstein
  • Best Director: Darrell Roodt
  • Best Lead Actress: Reine Swart
  • Best Supporting Actress: Thandi Puren
  • Best Cinematography in a Feature Film: Justus De Jager

South African Film and Television Awards

Nominated For

  • Best Actress: Reine Swart
  • Best Sound Design: Alun Richards

Red Carpet Premiere in the US

  • March 1st at the Laemmle Fine Art Theatre in Beverly Hills
  • First South African Film to receive such a premiere

Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Hollywood

  • Screenplay added to Core Collection

Nominated for Africa Movie Academy Awards

  • Best Achievement in Make-Up: Mary-Sue Morris
  • Best Achievement in Soundtrack: Alun Richards
  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects
  • Best Cinematography: Justus De Jager
  • Best Achievement in Editing: Leon Gerber
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role: Reine Swart
  • Best Director: Darrell Roodt
  • Best Film: Andre Snr Frauenstein and Samuel Frauenstein

Ranked #17 on the Rotten Tomatoes Top Horror Film of 2018



Monte Cristo International

  • USA
  • Canada
  • UAE
  • Japan - DVD Release
  • Malaysia
  • Middle East
  • Turkey
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Peru
  • Columbia
  • Equador

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