In the Shadow of the Moon is a 2019 American science fiction thriller film directed by Jim Mickle.

Official trailers

Netflix on Monday, September 16, 2019 released the trailer:
In the Shadow of the Moon | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

In 1988, several people simultaneously hemorrhage to death in Philadelphia, disintegrating their brains and causing massive blood loss. Police officer Thomas Lockhart believes the case to be his ticket to becoming a detective, though his partner, Maddox, is less enthusiastic. Lockhart's brother-in-law, Detective Holt (Hall), initially dismisses Lockhart's observations but eventually admits the deaths are connected when Lockhart finds similar wounds on each victim. Lockhart and Maddox find an assault victim with similar wounds and she describes her assailant as a twenty-something African American woman with a wounded hand before dying. After Holt organizes a citywide manhunt, Lockhart and Maddox find the suspect and chase her into a subway, where she subdues Maddox. When Lockhart confronts her, the suspect reveals details about his life, including that his wife will give birth that day. She predicts her own death just prior to a struggle, which ends with a train hitting her. Although confused about the many unexplained details, the police close the case. Meanwhile, Lockhart's wife dies in childbirth. Nine years later, amid protests against police brutality on the anniversary of the suspect's death, an apparent copycat begins another killing spree. Lockhart, now a detective, can find no apparent motive or connection between the victims. He urges the department to keep the reopened investigation quiet to minimize racial tensions. Riots break out when Holt publicizes surveillance footage of the copycat and promises a full investigation. Lockhart traces keys retrieved in 1988 to an aircraft manufactured in 1996. Naveen Rao, a physicist, insists this is proof of time travel, but Maddox and Lockhart ignore him. After tracking the copycat to an airfield, Lockhart is shocked to find the same suspect from 1988, who is alive and has not aged. She unintentionally kills Maddox and takes Lockhart hostage, again revealing knowledge about his life she could not know. After warning him off, she disappears.


Boyd Holbrook
Cleopatra Coleman
Michael C. Hall
Bokeem Woodbine
Rudi Dharmalingam
Naveen Rao
Rachel Keller
Al Maini
Old Naveen
Quincy Kirkwood
Amy (9)
Sarah Dugdale
Amy (18 / 27)
Ryan Allen
Tony Nappo
Philippa Domville
Tony Craig
Sergeant Williams (1988)
Gabrielle Graham
Julia Knope
Stuart Dowling
Short Order Cook
Colton Royce
Billy Otis
Crime Scene Photographer
Trisha Blair
Nicolas Van Burek
Officer Redmond
Murray Furrow
David MacInnis
Driving Cop
Gregory Millar
Concert Pianist
Delphine Roussel
Heather Russell
Juan Carlos Velis
Jay Yoo
Sandra Battaglini
Hospital Attendant
Nicky Lawrence
Delivery Room Nurse
Elinor Price
Dead Blonde
Mark Charles Cowling
Dead Professor
Adrian Griffin
Reporter #2
Martha Girvin
Reporter #1
José Arias
Stage Manager
Jhonattan Ardila
Yahsmin Daviault
Tall Nurse
Naya Guzman
Young Nurse
Bobby Daniels
Delivery Guy
Tadhg McMahon
Harold Nowack
Leslie Adlam
Edward Rendell
Mayor Rendell
Tom McGinnis
Basketball Announcer
Nneka Elliott
News Reporter
Blaine McKenzie
Walking Neighbor
Divan Meyer
Diner Patron


The film In the Shadow of the Moon was scheduled to be released on September 21, 2019 (Fantastic Fest) and on September 27, 2019 (United States) by Netflix.

The duration of the film is 115 minutes.


In the Shadow of the Moon got high rating from critics.

External links

IMDB: In the Shadow of the Moon

Wikipedia: In the Shadow of the Moon (2019 film)

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