"Sarah Hagan is outright mesmerizing as Janie, delivering a transformative and deliberate performance as the troubled woman at the center of SUN CHOKE."
- Ken W. Hanley, Fangoria
"Hagan portrays an eerily effective psychopath with nuances galore"
- Michele "Izzy" Galgana, Twitch
"Sarah Hagan is a revelation here...a fearless performance, one which is willing to be ugly and weird and sad and scared and, when necessary, terrifying."
- Patrick Bromley, Daily Dead
"Sun Choke is a deep, dark, and emotionally challenging horror film backed by Hagan’s powerhouse lead performance."
- Scott Weinberg, The Nerdist
“This is Hagan's film and she shines."
- Garry Mcconnachie, Daily Record
"Sarah Hagan turns in a fierce performance as Janie, an incredibly disturbed woman who is trying to overcome some unspoken trauma of her past...It’s a remarkable and unsettling performance that forces the viewer to both be sympathetic and loathsome of Janie as the horror begins to mount. "
- Chris Evangelista, CutPrintFilm
"Hagan’s breakout performance is a highlight; how she balances Janie’s outwardly quiet, childlike demeanor and the sinister, off-the-wall alter ego that surfaces is spellbinding.”
- Becky Roberts, Horror Talk
"Hagan is spectacular...fans of "Freaks and Geeks" will be overjoyed to see her playing so against type. She is equal parts unsettling and sympathetic."
- Brett Arnold, Business Insider
"A powerful central performance from Sarah Hagan."
- Ollie Charles, Front Row Reviews
"But here it’s Hagan that shines. She does an impressive job expressing the abstruse character of Janie – an emotional hodge-podge of mental issues and lethal ticks. "
- Patrick Cooper, Bloody Disgusting
"She may be out of control in Sun Choke but Hagan absolutely commands the screen as the seemingly innocent yet creepily sinister Janie."
- Howard Gorman, Scream Magazine
"Hagan plays Janie’s deterioration beautifully."
- Jonathan Hatfull, Sci-Fi Now
"Sarah Hagan gives a career making performance as Janie...you simply cannot take your eyes off her."
- Luke Owen, Flickering Myth
"...the astoundingly good Sarah Hagan"
- Martyn Conterio, Cine Vue
"Hagan possesses her character with the ability to walk a razor-thin line between innocence and madness – we’re worried both about what’s being done to her and what she’s going to do — and she mesmerizes in her apparent free-fall."
- Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects
"You can almost FEEL a sense of violence coming, a slow and very creepy switch in Janie that is made so very effective by one of the best genre performances in recent time, thanks to the VERY good performance by Hagan as the fragile and increasingly violent young woman."
- Jerry Smith, Icons of Fright
Knoxville Horror Film Fest Awards
Won, Best Performance in a Feature Film for SUN CHOKE
Young Artist Awards
Nominated, Best Performance in a TV Series - Young Ensemble for FREAKS AND GEEKS - shared with James Franco, John Francis Daley, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, Martin Starr, and Samm Levine
Nominated, Best Young Actress/Performance in a Comedy TV Series for FREAKS AND GEEKS
Nominated, Best Young Ensemble Cast - Television for FREAKS AND GEEKS - shared with John Francis Daley, Samm Levine, Martin Starr, and Natasha Melnick