As the time quickly approaches for the release of the festival horror hit, ComingSoon.net has received an exclusive clip from The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw, which is set to hit select theaters later this week! The clip can be viewed in the player below!
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. Following an ominous encounter between Agatha and a grieving townsman, and a rare sighting of Audrey by a local, Agatha’s authority crumbles as Audrey asserts her dominance. Meanwhile, hysteria mounts within the community as a mysterious pestilence spreads throughout the fields and livestock, yet the Earnshaw farm remains strangely unaffected.
The cast for the film includes Catherine Walker (A Dark Song), Jared Abrahamson (Travelers), Hannah Emily Anderson (The Purge), Geraldine O’Rawe (Seven & Me), Don McKellar (Sensitive Skin), Sean McGinley (The Alienist: Angel of Darkness) and Jessica Reynolds in her feature acting debut in the titular role.
The film is written and directed by Thomas Robert Lee, with Gianna Isabella producing while Lee executive produces alongside Marie-Claude Poulin, James Mahoney, Bill Marks, Diwya Shahani, George Mihalka, Susan Curran, Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson. Nick Thomas acts as cinematographer for the film while Ben Lee Allen is editor and Thilo Schaller and Bryan Buss compose the music for the pic.
“I wanted to tell a story about legacy, and to specifically explore it within the context of a folk horror narrative,” Lee said in a statement. “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.”
The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw is set to hit select theaters on October 2 followed by a VOD and digital platform release on October 6!