It's a question I've asked and explored in any number of the film and DVD reviews in this space. Clearly, there's something resting inside the deep dark of each of us that truly thrives on being driven to the edges of our safe space (Millennials not included); and so long as they've been capturing things on film there's been storytellers all too happy to scare us silly. Since there's always an audience for it, I guess production companies are only all too happy to keep the thrills, chills, and spills coming.
In that respect, I've received some of the pre-release publicity information regarding a little something something out of Canada from behind the Maple Curtain: Flee The Light is positioned for a major streaming release on February 19th. I've yet had the good fortune of partaking of this cinematic ware, but it's on my list to preview in the coming days. Once I do, you can rest assured that I'll be penning some thoughts on just how frightened it left me. In the meantime, I'm going to do the public service bit of copying and pasting below -- along with linking up with the trailer -- for all of you folks to enjoy.
This looks to be a bit of indie filmmaking. I know some of you are put off by the lower-budget wares I do feature in this space. I've often found better material amongst those pictures than I have the studio stuff, and all I ask is that you keep that in mind when reaching outside your comfort zone.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!
EMBRACES THE DARKNESS IN NEW WITCHCRAFT HORROR FEATURE
FLEE THE LIGHT
"Relies on the ambience of Northern Ontario, creating dark, moody, atmospheric scenes" - Grimoire of Horror
"Flee The Light has an evolution that you won’t see coming. The Wicca research is clear, beautifully shot, and carefully intertwined." - Reel News Daily
Flee the Light held its World Premiere at the Great Canadian Horror Film Festival, winning Best Feature, and proceeded to successful screenings at the Toronto Indie Horror Festival, The Blood in the Snow Film Festival, and the Hamilton Film Festival, where it won Best Original Music. The film stars Annie Tuma, Ariana Marquis, Canadian singer/songwriter Jane Siberry, Jamar Adams Thompson, Caroline Raynaud and Leanne Ofori-Atta.
“Breaking Glass Pictures and Wazabi Films, our International partners, have been supporting this film since before we got our first piece of financing,” said writer and producer Jennifer Mancini of Mythic Trips Entertainment. “We’re elated to have come this far, and to continue working together, bringing Flee The Light to the widest possible audience.”
The film follows sisters Andra and Delfi, who travel to a remote town after Delfi insists she was once a witch and they must visit the sacred place of her coven. While there, Andra's infected with an evil force and now it’s up to Delfi to save her sister from a fate worse than death.
“Flee The Light is a harrowing story about two sisters plagued by a sinister force and really highlights the power of women filmmakers in the horror space”, said Rich Wolff, CEO of Breaking Glass Pictures. “We are thrilled to add this film to our catalogue and bring such a powerful emerging talent to audiences.”
Flee the Light will be released February 19 on iTunes/Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, Vudu, Vimeo, and through local cable & satellite providers.