Tag: #Lord of Tears
The Owlman stalks Chat Roulette
This might be a bit of a strange review, but i had to get something down on paper… or should that be up on the website… regarding the outstandingly beautiful packaging which Lord of Tears is being distributed within. I have never seen such carefully designed, well thought out and loved to the point of releasing a
DVD and Soundtrack combo in a full gatefold, stunningly illustrated sleeve, wrapped in black tissue paper with a feather. This just all looks so god damn good and it only adds to the whole experience. There is also a very nice photo booklet and a 440 page downloadable
book which you can grab after watching the film so as not to introduce any spoilers.
Compare this to the usual experience of ordering a film from a popular media website, the disc arrives, it is plastic, often with a broken spool to hold the disc in place. You sigh and place the item on the shelf for a rainy day, deflated by the loss of your hard earned cash. Hex media offer something much more emotionally valuable.
Hex Media are doing something totally ‘out there’, offering a unique experience to the purchaser of genre products, with a lush product to enjoy and desire rather than cheep plastic casing. Their M.O. is to focus on premium produced physical products over the VOD downloads. I’m all in favour and this is even before i’ve even seen the movie!
For the record, i’ve been awaiting this film for quite some time, excited by the press still which were offered some time ago, the film looks beautiful, dark and totally what 365 loves. It is reported as being a revitalised low-budget, supernatural chiller in the true British Hammer tradition, following the likes of The Wicker Man, The Innocents and The Haunting.
I’ll be viewing the film over the next few days and will offer a full review; my first in over 2 years since Black Swan. Check back soon just to see if you can judge a book by its cover.
A few weeks ago I posted a piece on the new British Indy flick, Lord of Tear. This is gonna be a great film so i’ve decided to add a follow up piece to support the post production.
The first goal on Kickstarter was reached, now they are aiming at their second phase which is £10k ($15k) so if you like the film, pre-order now! Mainly because the film may not be available through traditional distro until next year, and basically all the funds are fed back into the movie direct to source. Support our Independent Film Makers!
Good news to date, Lord of Tears has been accepted into the San Diego Comic Fest to be screened in October. Wooop! As mentioned above, it’s now available to pre order via Kickstarter here. The film has been getting some positive viral tweeting from the likes of Jim Parrack (True Blood), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, From Beyond), Elizabeth Fies (The Commune) and Signe Olynyk (Below Zero). Lord of Tears now has the Highness Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki who has became an Executive Producer for the film.
So, what are you waiting for? Click here now and pre-order Lord of Tears
Now this looks damn creepy. Owlman is coming to get you kids. British indie horror is alive and well with this, what looks like it could be a real gem. The film is virtually in the bag, but the producers have a bit of a Kickstarter thing on the go for promo and parties. If you like the look, throw them some of your cash. Here’s the blurb:-
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!” Screenwriter Sarah Daly
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.