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Trailer Drops for Dark Fantasy Epic DRAGON KNIGHT

Posted by Josh Millican on June 15, 2021 Dragon Knight Banner - Trailer Drops for Dark Fantasy Epic DRAGON KNIGHT

Best-known for gothic horror offerings such as Lord of Tears and The Devil’s Machine, Scottish genre house Hex Studios today announced a move into horror-fantasy with their latest project Dragon Knight!

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Check out the trailer for Dragon Knight and read more about the studio’s most ambitious film to date below. The retro illustrated poster at the bottom of the article comes from artist Neil Fraser.

Based on an original concept by Hex Studios’ Lawrie Brewster and Sarah Daly, Dragon Knight is a gritty fantasy epic, set in the dystopian lands of Agonos, where a lone knight must embark on a perilous quest to save the world from a great and growing evil.

According to director/producer Lawrie Brewster: “Dragon Knight takes inspiration from the fantasy films of the 70s and 80s, and classic fantasy literature, like the Conan the Barbarian series of books, and John Boorman’s Excalibur. We want to capture the sense of wonder and awe that fantasy can bring, with a story that is totally original but feels timeless. And, like all our projects, the film will have a dark edge, so we’re not straying too far from our horror roots!”

Writer Sarah Daly says of the project: “Fantasy, like horror, offers a great opportunity to mirror the world we live in. Through the prism of genre, you can explore real-world issues with a degree of separation that can let us see them more objectively. Dragon Knight will have everything you expect from a fantasy film: dragons, heroes, epic battles, but it also has something to say, and should feel relevant to the strange times we live in.”

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The Hex Studios team has just launched a crowdfunder to help finance the film’s post-production by making a host of exclusive rewards available to backers, including Special Editions of the movie, Kickstarter-exclusive T-Shirts, and 28mm miniatures of the film’s cast and creatures.

Dragon Knight is scheduled for release later this year.

Are you already a fan of the films produced by Hex Studios? What do you think of the trailer and synopsis for Dragon Knight? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican. Dread Central on Google News!

The Owlman Returns in Gothic Noir – The Black Gloves

Posted by Kieran Fisher on April 25, 2017

In 2013, Scotland’s Hex Media unleashed a new 21st century horror icon with their Owlman creature in gothic chiller, Lord of Tears.  Inspired by a myriad of world folklore, the creature terrified audiences as the film garnered acclaim and put the company’s name on the map.  However, in addition to being a scary bugger, the Owlman is quite the hoot.  Shortly after Lord of Tears, he became a viral sensation after a series of online prank videos where he sprung out on unsuspecting punters on the street.  See it for yourself below.

Whether it’s scaring horror fans in indie horror gems or giving them a good laugh on his days off, the Owlman is always worth celebrating – and now he’s back.  The Black Gloves will see the feathery fearmongerer return to our screens later this year for some good old-fashioned scare fare, and from the looks of this trailer, it would seem that it’s going to be another impressive outing for Scotland’s burgeoning fright masters at Hex Media.

From the Press Release:
Director Lawrie Brewster and writer Sarah Daly are back with Gothic noir The Black Gloves, a 1940s-set chiller featuring the Owlman, the iconic villain and viral sensation from their acclaimed debut feature Lord of Tears.
The Black Gloves tells the story of a psychologist obsessed with the disappearance of his young patient, and the menacing owl-headed figure that plagued her nightmares. His investigations lead him to a reclusive ballerina who, just like his patient, is convinced that she is about to die at the hands of this disturbing entity.
In the bleak Scottish highlands, Finn counsels his new patient, under the watchful eye of her sinister ballet teacher. He soon finds himself entangled in a ballet of paranoia, dark agendas and a maze of deadly twists and turns, as the legend of the Owlman becomes a terrifying reality.

The film stars Spanish horror icon Macarena Gomez, best known for her role as the iconic sea priestess in Stuart Gordon’s Dagon and her recent powerhouse performance inMusarañas (Shrew’s Nest). Also starring are genre legend Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser, Nightbreed) and Jamie Scott-Gordon, who won much praise for his performance in Brewster’s gritty folk horror The Unkindness of Ravens. Alexandra Nicole Hulme (Girls, Smash, Glee), an acclaimed dancer and choreographer, who also appeared in Lord of Tears, stars as the troubled ballerina

The film continues the trend for black and white horror alongside recent titles such as A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The Eyes of My Mother and A Field in England, but for inspiration for the film, and its style, Brewster and Daly looked to cinema history.

According to Daly “I’ve always been a huge fan of Gothic romantic horror films and literature, and for The Black Gloves, we looked to films like Hitchcock’s Rebecca, The Innocents and Cat People for our visual style and mood. The noir look seemed a natural fit for The Owlman, who is this shadowy entity, always lurking in dark corners, watching.”

Hex Media, the fiercely independent Scottish horror house behind Lord of Tears, The Unkindness of Ravens and The Black Gloves, is the passion project of Brewster and Daly, who have been quietly blazing a trail in the genre since the company’s inception five years ago.

Brewster tell us: “We’re passionate about telling original stories and maintaining our independence to do so. We’ve focused heavily on building our connection with our audience, and working with them to create the kind of films we want to make, and that they want to see. The support of our fans allows us to tell these strange, dark stories that the mainstream isn’t willing to take a risk on.”

The film is a co-production between Hex Media and long-time partners Dark Dunes Productions in association with 3rd Monkey Entertainment and Lights Out Productions,and is set for release in Autumn 2017.

To support the film, head on over to the Kickstarter page and check out the various perks, which include films, t-shirts, action figures, posters and more.

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New Director’s Cut Edition of Lord of Tears is Available to Watch for Free for a Limited Time Only

Posted by Kieran Fisher on April 19, 2017

Along with many other horror outlets, we’ve been championing Scotland’s Hex Media for quite some time now.  The production company, founded by creative duo Lawrie Brewster and Sarah Daly, has been responsible for some of the most interesting genre cinema to emerge from any region in recent years – and we can’t get enough of it.  With acclaimed powerhouse efforts, Lord of Tears (2013) and The Unkindness of Ravens (2016), having garnered heaps of critical acclaim, they’ve become a force to be reckoned with and the future is looking bright (despite the gloomy nature of their film’s and their homeland).  It’s a good time to be alive.

But even though giving fans quality scare fare is good enough for us, the fine folks at Hex are also giving it to us for FREE!  That’s right – for a limited time only you can watch the brand new director’s cut edition of Lord of Tears without having to pay a shilling.  Of course, you should still pick up a copy of the DVD/Blu-ray set as Hex’s releases are a collector’s dream, but if you want to see what they’re all about first then this is your chance.

You owe it to yourself to check this movie out.  If you need more convincing, then you can read our review. here.


From the Press Release:

The good people at Scotland’s horror house Hex Media must be feeling generous, because for a limited time only, they’re making the brand new Special Edition of their award-winning chiller Lord of Tears available to watch and download for free!

Lord of Tears
 tells the story of James Findlay, a school teacher tortured by childhood memories of a strange and unsettling entity – a long-limbed figure in a Victorian tail suit… with the head of an owl.

As James faces a descent into madness, his only hope to fight his tormentor and banish the evil that haunts him, is to return to his childhood home. He travels to the lonely mansion in the Scottish Highlands, a place notorious for its tragic and disturbing history. There, he must uncover, once and for all, the chilling truth behind the immortal stalker.

On its original release in 2013, 
Lord of Tears quickly earned cult classic status, with fans and critics alike enjoying the film’s creeping dread, as well as the complex twists and turns of the story. The film won the audience award at the Bram Stoker International Film Festival and screened at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Belfast Film Festival and many more.  

Director Lawrie Brewster has just released a brand new Special Edition of the film, boasting a complete re-edit and brand new sound design.

According to Lawrie, “
We’ve produced a couple more films now since the original Lord of Tears, and we wanted to apply the lessons we’ve learned to our debut feature. I felt that Lord of Tears deserved a revisit, and I believe that with this new Special Edition, we’ve created the best possible version of the film. Now we’re just eager to share it with fans of the genre.”

If you want to watch the film, then follow this link and find out what all of the fuss is about for yourself.  Also, be sure to sign up for the newsletter for future announcements, including one pertaining to a special project that will be announced very soon.

Furthermore, tell your friends and spread the word about one of the most exciting companies in the game right now.

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Calling All Filmmakers: Hex Media Wants You!

Posted by Gareth Jones on March 21, 2017

Enjoy shooting short films? Specifically… enjoy shooting short films about demons, and all the creepy, crawling things that lie beyond the threshold of worlds? Then Hex Media wants you to be a part of their brand new anthology flick, For We Are Many!

Spearheading the public call for entries is Hex Media director Lawrie Brewster — a filmmaker who himself is rapidly cementing a reputation as a genre figure to watch, following the recent release of his excellent The Unkindness of Ravens (review). Read on for the skinny from the press release and to see if any of your existing or planned shorts would fit the bill.

From the Press Release:
Hex Media founder Lawrie Brewster and producer Alex Harron are developing the new anthology, described as ‘a collection of original, international horror shorts inspired by daemonology and the occult’.

The film will feature a host of familiar names as well as providing an exciting opportunity for up-and-coming filmmakers to get involved. Among the directors already confirmed are FrightFest Alumni Liam Regan (Banjo), Brad Watson (Hallow’s Eve), Katie Bonham (Mindless) and genre icon Nicholas Vince, best known for his roles as the chatterer in Hellraiser and Kinski in Nightbreed, as well as Frank Woodward (writer of Wrong Turn 6:Last Resort).

For We Are Many will feature a large selection of horror shorts, each based on a particular demonic entity or occult theme, with an emphasis on intense horror, imaginative practical effects and original stories. Hex Media are also seeking exciting new voices in the genre to contribute to the project.

According to Lawrie Brewster; “We are deeply passionate about seeking out new talent in the horror genre, and helping to provide a platform for those with creative aspirations. Plenty of extremely talented filmmakers are putting out great short content, only for it to languish on YouTube. We thought that, with a little support and collaboration, we could instead give directors the opportunity tItso be part of something bigger that we hope can act as a springboard for their careers – and make something pretty amazing and unique in the process.”

Hex Media has big ambitions in the genre with two features under their belt and another two in post-production. This latest project is an extension of their goal to produce truly independent, fiercely original horror.

Hex Media will also distribute the film, adding it to the growing catalogue of their fledgling distribution wing and building on the success of their combined VOD/Special Edition model. The film is set for release in Spring 2018.

To get involved with For We Are Many, hop over to Hex Media’s website and check out the requirements. Good luck!

For We Are Many Hex Media

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Unkindness of Ravens, The (DVD/Blu-ray)

Posted by Gareth Jones on January 9, 2017

The Unkindness of RavensStarring Jamie Scott Gordon, Amanda Gilliland, Daniel Casey, Dougie Clark

Directed by Lawrie Brewster

Distributed by Hex Media

Derelict on the streets of Scotland, Iraq war veteran and budding poet Andrew (Gordon) struggles daily with a PTSD-induced fear of, and obsession with, ravens. In an effort to get him off the streets and help him overcome his mental struggle, Andrew’s social worker, Angela (Gilliland), sorts him out with the keys to her friend’s cottage in the remote Highlands.

She promises that after a few days out there, she’ll have found him a permanent home. The only thing he has to do in the meantime is unwind, continue writing his poetry and keep a daily journal of his thoughts and feelings.

If only it were that easy…

Very soon after arriving, the crippling nature of Andrew’s malady becomes apparent as his serene traipses across the countryside are regularly interrupted by sudden and aggressive hallucinations that recall his experiences on the blood-soaked sands of Iraq – and usually, they involve the ominous presence of ravens.

But these aren’t just the usual kind of ravens one can spy occasionally, but a set of humanoid raven warriors, decked out in armour, shrouds and masks that recall a mixture of medieval battlefield and plague doctor garb.

Tormented by the vicious, weapon-wielding warriors and another, more militaristically-minded (and manic) version of himself, Andrew’s battle moves from the internal to viscerally external realms – and this fight may just be one that holds his very soul in the balance.

A wonderful piece of home-grown horror artistry, The Unkindness of Ravens is as sombre as it is unsettling and ambitious. Obviously not made on a huge budget, the film nonetheless makes excellent use of its locations (both internal and external), and even manages to pull off its low-key battle scenes with enough gusto to ensure its success never once feels beholden to the amount of money pumped in.

Simply put, this one punches above its weight and lands the swings.

That’s a noteworthy achievement in independent cinema, and testament to the strength of the writing and performances found within. Scenes that may otherwise demand a greater element of visual authenticity are handled in just the right way so that they truly serve the story – adding revelations regarding Andrew’s fragile mental state rather than merely existing to deliver action.

And Andrew’s fragile state feels oh so authentic thanks to the efforts of leading man Jamie Scott Gordon, who pulls off every measure of confusion, anger, horror and despair with a layer of vulnerability that makes him eminently sympathetic – a gentle soul who has been through hell, and never truly returned. Throughout the picture, he feels like a sacrifice just waiting to happen – an underlying tension that rings of classic horror themes.

Speaking of classic horror, piling on top of the writing and performances is director Brewster’s cinematic language. Perturbing in his rhythm, Brewster knows just when to make that sudden smash cut, echoing classic horror stylistics with a discombobulating bent as he suddenly dips into complete chaos, and abruptly ceases the same with unpredictable cadence.

It’s confrontational, even confusing at times – but never uncalculated, and makes for a convincing rendition of the fractured mind of his protagonist and a disquieting experience for the audience.

In this microcosmic world where peace and chaos reign as one, The Unkindness of Ravens’ score fits ably amidst the proceedings, with a number of original pieces and songs that swing suitably between soothing and malevolent (though there’s perhaps a little too much repetition of traditional English ballad “The Three Ravens”).

It starts off slow, but The Unkindness of Ravens has more than enough horror to go around once the wheels start turning and the (superbly costumed) raven warriors move in for the kill – including the transportation of Andrew to their very own realm of the damned, full of the screaming, eyeless forms of their many other victims.

There’s a great mythology to these beings, whether or not you choose to believe they actually exist at all outside of Andrew’s psyche, and they’re fleshed out with as much impressive efficiency as Andrew himself.

And that’s what makes The Unkindness of Ravens such a success – everything comes together to create a cracking story through and through. One of anguish, rage, regret and redemption that’s impossible not to become absorbed in on a distinctly human level.

No melodrama, no over-the-top discoveries, bombastic revelations or amped-up action sequences… just an intelligent tale of a broken man facing one of the hardest battles imaginable – and a bunch of monstrous enemies you really wouldn’t want to meet in a darkened alley.

Hex Media bring The Unkindness of Ravens home in a fan-friggin’-tastic looking collector’s box, which folds out to reveal some stunning artwork and houses the film on DVD and Blu-ray along with the full soundtrack on CD.

In terms of on-disc extras, both the DVD and Blu-ray mirror the same materials. There’s a feature length behind the scenes documentary packed to the gills with content. There’s something called “Mythos” which sees a low-lit Brewster present fabricated tape recordings and writings which expand on the mythology of the film’s raven warriors and their penchant for torturing and consuming souls. It feels like an old campfire tale, and it’s great.

Besides that, there’s over an hour of interviews with cast and crew – all of which offer a real sense of personality that keep them consistently engaging (these folks aren’t afraid to have a laugh, no matter whether they’re in front of our behind the camera!), a couple of trailers and around 20 minutes of deleted scenes and abandoned/unused concepts.

And then we have a series of short stories – which are more like poems than narrative tales, much in the vibe of the film – entitled “When the Light Goes Out”, “The Fallen Man”, “Scavengers”, “Wilderness” and “The Unkindness of Ravens”. All of these are written by the film’s writer, Sarah Daly, and read by Brewster and Gordon. Backing those up, the Hex Media team serve up a number of pranks they performed on members of the public, confronting them with armed raven warriors at a few inopportune moments. Funny stuff.

Finally, we have a feature commentary with director Brewster and star Gordon, which – as with the interviews – is brimming with character.

With the added benefit of being produced region free, this is an astounding package for a remarkable film. My only gripe? No chapter breaks! Come on, guys!

Still, don’t let that put you off. Make sure you grab this one… before the ravens get their sharp black beaks in your soft, white eyes…

Special Features:

  • Soundtrack Audio CD
  • Behind the Scenes documentary
  • Mythos
  • Interviews
  • Trailers
  • Short Stories
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Commentary
  • Pranks

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The Unkindness of Ravens Now the Highest Funded British Horror Film in Kickstarter History

Posted by David Gelmini on December 10, 2015

We’re delighted to announce that Lawrie Brewster’s The Unkindness of Ravens, which we’ve been covering regularly, has surpassed its initial crowdfunded goal and then some. It’s now the highest funded British horror film in the history of Kickstarter.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed and helped a film that we’re really excited to see get made. It seems that there is still hope for the human race.

If you haven’t yet contributed, there’s still time. The Kickstarter campaign has a few hours remaining, so don’t delay.

From the Press Release:
The Unkindness of Ravens is set to take flight after meeting its goal! The crowdfunding campaign for Scottish horror The Unkindness of Ravens has reached its funding goal, making it the most-funded UK horror film ever on Kickstarter!

Over 550 backers have pledged, taking the ongoing campaign past its original £40,000 target. The team have now announced a stretch goal of £45,000, which would see all backers receiving the ‘Raven Arcana’ Digital Book, filled with short stories, tales from the set, raven mythologies, and tons of photos and illustrations.

Backers flocked to the project’s beautifully-designed rewards such as the Collector’s Edition 3-Disc Set and the awesome, limited edition Owlman action figure (the Owlman being the breakout star of the team’s last movie, Lord of Tears).

Lawrie Brewster’s campaign also received significant Kickstarter pledges from film companies around the world, including US companies 3rd Monkey Productions and Lights Out Productions, UK distributor 88 Films, and Scottish production company Zoghogg Studios as well as filmmaker Shoogly Peg!

With an expected release date of July 2016, the funds raised will now go towards the film’s soundtrack, effects, mix, and marketing, ensuring that this ambitious indie has the best chance of being seen by the widest audience possible.

Director Lawrie Brewster is delighted at the success of the campaign, saying, “The significance of our campaign cannot be understated. It reflects the enormous hunger out there for new, original ideas in the genre and proves that grassroots funding can now enable us to tell the stories that the mainstream would never touch. We will use these funds not only to produce films but to distribute them in a manner that will see us build a sustainable model, focused on producing high concept films and delivering them in unique physical media. Production companies can now sustain themselves with a direct and personal relationship with the people that count most, their audiences.”

The film certainly promises to be something different to the norm, with its brooding Scottish landscapes; unsettling, pagan vibe; and brutal violence. A claustrophobic and intense tale of one man’s battle for survival in the remote highlands of Scotland, the film has echoes of The Wicker Man and Kill List with the central plot about a troubled veteran calling to mind films like Jacob’s Ladder and Apocalypse Now.

Says Brewster, “Our film aims to be the most emotionally intense and disturbing psychological horror of the year, with its unflinching portrayal of the true cost of war and the internal scars carried by our veterans. This film pays tribute to the courage that those who suffer from PTSD face in managing their condition. We do this in a narrative that pits such a soldier against an evil so terrifying and uncanny that no one will expect our hero to stand a chance. The Ravens are coming…”

The project garnered some serious praise along the way from industry figures like legendary horror director Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play), and Alec Gillis, co-founder of Oscar-winning creature effects company ADI, and by the looks of things, we’ll be hearing lots more about the film very soon!

But, the campaign’s not over yet! With just hours still to go, Lawrie Brewster hopes to reach the new £45,000 stretch goal! So, get pledging while you still can!

The Unkindness of Ravens Alternative Poster

The Unkindness of Ravens_Poster

The Unkindness of Ravens Official Poster

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Owlman Action Figure Available to The Unkindness of Ravens Kickstarter Backers

Posted by David Gelmini on December 4, 2015

With the much anticipated The Unkindness of Ravens now reaching the end of its Kickstarter campaign, the filmmakers have unveiled an awesome limited edition action figure of Owlman, the villain from director Lawrie Brewster’s previous film, Lord of Tears.

Limited to just 150 copies, it can only be obtained by contributing towards the Kickstater, so head on there now before it’s too late. The design of the figure brings back memories of all those beloved Star Wars toys from Kenner, and if you need any more convincing of how terrifying Owlman can be, then have a look at him in action below.

From the Press Release:
Lord of Tears creators release Limited Edition Owlman action figure! Wreak your own tiny reign of terror with retro Owlman action figure!

The Owlman has become something of an internet cult figure over the last couple of years, with his epic reign of terror on unsuspecting Scottish explorers going seriously viral. The character of the Owlman originally appeared in the indie horror film Lord of Tears back in 2013, directed by Lawrie Brewster. The film itself was well received by fans and critics alike, but the Owlman’s popularity has grown way beyond his indie roots into the realm of internet folklore. Like his earlier counterpart and some would say distant cousin, Slenderman, the Owlman has captured the imagination of the horror community, spawning new stories, fan theories, costumes and even tattoos!

Now, you can possess your very own Owlman in the form of a Limited Edition action figure being sold through Kickstarter. Limited to just 150 exclusive signed figures, the release will help fund the completion of the team’s next film, The Unkindness of Ravens. This next venture from Lord of Tears director Lawrie Brewster and writer Sarah Daly promises new beaked horrors in the form of the plague-doctoresque Raven Warriors. You can pre-order the movie as well as the new 3-Disc Edition of Lord of Tears over on Kickstarter – but hurry – there’s just a few days left in the campaign, so get ’em while they’re hot!

If you’re still not convinced, check out this awesome, retro commercial they produced for their Owlman figure and just try to pretend you don’t want one!

Owlman figure (1)

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Second Trailer for The Unkindness of Ravens Flies In

Posted by David Gelmini on November 25, 2015

Lawrie Brewster’s The Unkindness of Ravens is a film that all of us here at Dread Central really want to see made, but in order for that to happen, it still needs to make a lot more money via Kickstarter, having just hit the halfway point.

We’ve now got a look at the second trailer, and it’s just as batshit crazy as the first. With the film looking as great as it does, we don’t want to sound like we’re begging or demanding, but… well… we are. Go and contribute to the Kickstarter. Now. We are not asking.

The Unkindness of Ravens tells the story of Andrew, a homeless veteran plagued by flashbacks of a traumatic event he witnessed in the Army.

Andrew travels to a retreat in the remote Scottish Highlands, hoping to overcome his fear of ravens, the dark creatures that populate his visions. But in this bleak wilderness, his nightmares manifest into an enemy more powerful than he could ever have imagined.

The Unkindness of Ravens (1)

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The Unkindness of Ravens Needs Some Kickstarter Love

Posted by David Gelmini on November 20, 2015

After his magnificent Owlman-based film Lord of Tears, director Lawrie Brewster is not yet ready to give up on killer birds as his next project, The Unkindness of Ravens (what a title, eh?), is currently doing okay on Kickstarter but still needs a lot of love if it is to reach its goal in time.

The Raven Warriors, which will be introduced in the film, were “born out of extensive research into the mythology of ravens” and are bound to go on to become horror icons. If for any reason you’re not convinced of how downright terrifying they are, have a look below at the pranks the filmmakers played on unsuspecting bystanders. but rest assured, as you can see from the image, the elderly man survived.

Be sure to back The Unkindness of Ravens to make sure that they really do get the chance to scare some people to death.

The Unkindness of Ravens tells the story of Andrew, a homeless veteran plagued by flashbacks of a traumatic event he witnessed in the Army.

Andrew travels to a retreat in the remote Scottish Highlands, hoping to overcome his fear of ravens, the dark creatures that populate his visions. But in this bleak wilderness, his nightmares manifest into an enemy more powerful than he could ever have imagined.

Unkindness of Ravens (1)

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Demonic Birds Strike in The Unkindness of Ravens; Help Fund and Watch Extreme Trailer

Posted by John Squires on November 12, 2015

Lawrie Brewster (Lord of Tears) describes his next horror film as “Apocalypse Now meets The Evil Dead,” and he’s just taken to Kickstarter in an effort to fund the epic horror fantasy. It’s called The Unkindness of Ravens, and we’ve got all the information you need. So read on!

Written by Sarah Daly and starring Jamie Scott Gordon, the supernatural/psychological feature introduces new horror icons The Raven Warriors, entirely original creations borne out of extensive research into the mythology of ravens. Inspired by the Valkyries of Norse mythology as well as the Celtic Morrigan, these evil raven-headed beasts stalk the earth, seeking suitable victims. They hunt in a flock, or “unkindness,” and their ultimate prize is the juicy white eyeballs of their chosen victim.

Using these new villains as the launching point, The Unkindness of Ravens tells the story of Andrew, a homeless veteran plagued by flashbacks of a traumatic event he witnessed in the Army. Andrew travels to a retreat in the remote Scottish Highlands hoping to overcome his fear of ravens, the dark creatures that populate his visions. But, in this bleak wilderness, his nightmares manifest into an enemy more powerful than he could ever have imagined.

Check out the extreme trailer below, and head over to Indiegogo to learn more and help fund The Unkindness of Ravens!

unkindness of ravens

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