Hereford Horror, the genre wing of UK home entertainment studio Hereford Films, has revealed the trailer for its first production, the supernatural horror film, The Exorcism of Karen Walker. The film arrives on DVD and digital in the UK next month, courtesy of 4Digital Media.
A delightfully old school horror movie in the tradition of the Hammer and Amicus films of the 1970s, THE EXORCISM OF KAREN WALKER is the first film to fully explore the concept of Kirlian photography – a process of photographing a person’s ‘aura’. Accidentally discovered by Semyon Kirlian in 1939, it has been the subject of much myth and speculation ever since. In the film, Diane and Mitch Walker inherit a house once owned by Mitch’s uncle Alexander, who was ostracised from the family after purportedly abusing Mitch’s sister Karen while dabbling with Kirlian photography. Karen has been in a somnambulistic state in an asylum ever since, but Mitch slowly begins to realise that she was not abused: indeed Uncle Alexander was trying to help her as she was possessed by an ancient demon. Enlisting the help of Alexander’s one time colleague, renowned psychic Ada Devere, he brings Karen back to the house for a terrifying confrontation with the entity trapped inside her.
Been a long time since any horror film can truly state they went for an old school horror ala Amicus Films and Hammer. A bold statement to make and if they have kept to their word we may just have a fantastic horror on our hands.
Written and directed by Steve Lawson (Essex Heist), the film stars Shane Taylor (Band of Brothers, Devil’s Playground), stunning newcomer Janine Nerissa (The Krays: Dead Man Walking), Denise Moreno (Vultures) and, in a career-defining performance, much-loved television actress Rula Lenska.