Those afraid of owls, beware – trailer/stills for Lord of Tears
By Ben Bussey
I swear, we didn’t quietly name this British Indie Horror week, although the bulk of our recent posts might suggest otherwise; but hey, even if we had, why the hell not? Regardless, we’ve just had word of another upcoming low-budget feature from the British Isles, which looks like it has the potential to be genuinely cool and creepy: Scottish fantasy horror Lord of Tears, from director Lawrie Brewster, starring genre stalwart David Schofield as the rather unique-looking antagonist Owl Man, alongside relative newcomers Euan Douglas and Lexy Hulme.
Here’s how screenwriter Sarah Daly sums the film up: “Lord of Tears is an independent British Chiller in the classic tradition of films such as The Wicker Man, The Innocents and The Haunting. Our story concerns a man trapped in a crumbling mansion in the misty highlands of Scotland on a mission to piece together a childhood clouded by repressed memories and dark secrets. All the while he is stalked by an owl-headed monster, the antagonist of his nightmares. Lord of Tears takes inspiration from classic mythology, Celtic folklore and modern legends such as those of Slender Man!”
Whilst the film is to all intents and purposes finished, there is a Kickstarter page running to help “polish the film further, to complete our soundtrack product, to create marketing materials and reward products, to develop an exhibition campaign to get our film publicity, press screenings and to meet the costs of festival submission.” If you’d like to help out, click here. In the meantime, check out some stills and the trailer below.