We at The Horror Hothouse are always excited to discover some genuine home-grown talent (well, close enough) so our interest was well and truly peaked when we received an email from Lawrie Brewster, the director of upcoming Scottish supernatural chiller, Lord of Tears.
Lord of Tears is a feature-length supernatural film set in the remote highlands of Scotland and tells the story of school teacher James Findlay (Euan Douglas). James is haunted by the unsettling childhood memories of a Victorian gentleman with the head and treacherous talons of an owl. He was so scarred by his vision that it took him many years to forget and eventually lead a normal life in adulthood. After the death of his mother and a series of unnerving nightmares he is once again confronted by that very same childhood fear when the familiar, watching presence returns… As he descends into madness his only hope is to confront his tormentor and end it once and for all. He returns to his childhood home, an isolated mansion in the Scottish Highlands to uncover the truth behind it all.
Inspired by classic horror films such as The Wicker Man and The Shining as well literature such as Wuthering Heights and the works of Clive Barker and H.P. Lovecraft, Lord of Tears promises to be a gothic-style ghost story, but with some very exciting elements of Pagan folklore that originated in the Scottish Highlands.
With Lord of Tears hitting their original goal on Kickstarter in just 10 days it seems that we are not the only ones excited for this release. They are now offering the chance for people to pre-order their copies of the film on their Kickstarter page.
Lord of Tears has also been accepted into the San Diego Comic Fest across the pond for screening in October. Hoorah!
Check out the trailer below.
To quote one of the comments on YouTube; “this sh*t looks so badass.”