A bleak harvest season takes a witchy turn in the official trailer for The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw, coming this October.
Set against the autumnal palette of harvest season in 1973, 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. As the community is besieged by a pestilence of unknown origin: children, fields, and livestock begin to die — yet the Earnshaw farm remains strangely unaffected. As mass hysteria sets in the village, the townsfolk commence accusations against Audrey and Agatha of witchcraft.
Capturing a perfect mixture of religious paranoia and folklore horror, writer/director Thomas Robert Lee’s The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw is a haunting and unflinching tale of vengeance.
“I wanted to tell a story about legacy, and to specifically explore it within the context of a folk horror narrative,” says Lee. “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 film stars Catherine Walker, Jared Abrahamson, Hannah Emily Anderson, Geraldine O’Rawe, Don McKellar, and Sean McGinley, and introduces Jessica Reynolds as Audrey Earnshaw.
The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw will be released on Digital/VOD on October 6 and on Blu-ray on October 20, from Epic Pictures.
You can see the official trailer and poster below.
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