After recent impressive suspense horrors THE WOMEN IN BLACK and THE AWAKENING, the British horror industry has been given an all-new lease of life. Following in the tradition of those efforts as well as the likes of international hits THE OTHERS and THE ORPHANAGE, Scot Lawrie Brewster has completed work on LORD OF TEARS, a supernatural thriller set in the Scottish Highlands. The film is clearly inspired by traditional British gothic ghost stories, with the addition of Pagan and ritualist themes.
LORD OF TEARS tells the chilling psychological tale of James Findlay (Douglas), a school teacher plagued by recurring nightmares of a mysterious and unsettling entity. Suspecting that his visions are linked to a dark incident in his past, James returns to his childhood home, a notorious mansion in the Scottish Highlands. There, he finds love in the form of aspiring dancer Evie Turner (Hulme) who helps him to unravel the dark history of the house. But, when James finally uncovers the disturbing truth behind his dreams, he must fight to survive the brutal consequences of his curiosity…
The director, Lawrie Brewster, had this to say about the film:
With this film I wanted to tell the type of story I enjoy watching, the creepy type of thriller that gets under your skin, with unexpected twists, and memorable and disturbing supernatural inspired imagery. We take inspiration from classic British chillers such as The Haunting and The Legend of Hell House whilst adding our own, Scottish Celtic twist to the mix.
Below we have the first set of stills and the first unsettling, atmospheric trailer: