Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Help Kickstart Scottish Pagan Horror Film LORD OF TEARS

If you enjoy atmospheric horror with gothic overtones and a hint of demonology, Lord of Tears is a film to keep your eye on.  This is director Lawrie Brewster's first feature film, in which he blends influences such as the pagan mythology of the Scottish highlands and the Lovecraftian Old Ones into a new tale of psychological horror.

The official summary:

Lord of Tears tells the story of James Findlay, a school teacher plagued by recurring nightmares of a mysterious and unsettling entity.  Suspecting that his visions are linked to a dark incident in his past, James returns to his childhood home, a notorious mansion in the Scottish Highlands, where he uncovers the disturbing truth behind his dreams, and must fight to survive the brutal consequences of his curiosity...

While Lord of Tears is complete, it has not yet been released, and needs your help to see itself through to the end. There's currently a Kickstarter effort underway to raise funds for additional post-production - primarily work to be done on the soundtrack. Funds will also be used to help market the film and to cover festival submission fees.

For me, Absentia was the film that really underlined how Kickstarter can help fund quality independent filmmaking. Lord of Tears is a film I'm looking forward to checking out not only because it looks to be an intriguing new spin on some old ideas, but because - let's face it - the horror world has not yet taken full advantage of how terrifying owls can be.

Watch the trailer below:

To find out more about Lord of Tears, check out the film's Kickstarter page, check out the official site, or head over to the official Facebook page.

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