There’s a new witch in town and devilry and distrust run wild in the Official Trailer for The Curse Of Audrey Earnshaw. After making it’s world premiere at Fantasia Film Festival recently to some fantastic reviews (100% in Rotten Tomatoes), Epic Pictures are ready unleash the film.
Capturing a perfect mixture of religious paranoia and folklore horror, Thomas Robert Lee’s chiller is a haunting and unflinching tale of vengeance. Exploring the disturbed bond between Audrey and Agatha, her domineering ‘mother’.Both living secretly as occultists near a remote Protestant village.
“I wanted to tell a story about legacy, and to specifically explore it within the context of a folk horror narrative,” commented the film’s director Thomas Robert Lee. “The community grows increasingly desperate as their given circumstances grow dire. In reality, the pandemic appears to have amplified hatred and xenophobia, or at least the voices of those spewing hate speech. Obviously there is a world of difference between my screenplay and the very real ramifications of the pandemic, but the similarities, however surface-level they may be, have certainly been on my mind these past months.”
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Set against the autumnal palette of harvest season in 1973, THE CURSE OF AUDREY EARNSHAW explores the disturbed bond between Audrey, an enigmatic young woman, and Agatha, her domineering ‘mother’, who live secretly as occultists on the outskirts of a remote Protestant village. As the community is besieged by a pestilence of unknown origin: children, fields, and livestock begin to die — yet the Earnshaw farm remains strangely unaffected. As mass hysteria sets in the village, the townsfolk commence accusations against Audrey and Agatha of witchcraft.
The film stars Catherine Walker, Jared Abrahamson, Hannah Emily Anderson, Geraldine O’Rawe, Don McKellar, Sean McGinley, and Jessica Reynolds .
The Curse Of Audrey Earnshaw doesn’t have a UK or Irish release date confirmed yet. For Stateside the film will receive a limited cinema release on 2nd October with a VOD release on 6th October.