Dropping around Halloween of this year is HERETIC, a shoestring British horror effort from Peter Handford and Mod Scientists Ltd. The flick, shot with the Red Camera for a mere £18,000, is a completely independent feature made without government and/or Hollywood funding. And guess what...we have a look at the film via a teaser trailer below. Scroll that bitch and dip into it!
Heretic is the chilling tale of Father James Pallister, a Priest who fails to accept responsibility for the death of a teenage girl in his Parish and is subsequently trapped and tormented by those he should have saved. Rather than relying on the violence and gore present in recent horror films, Heretic modernises the scares and visuals of classic horrors of the 1960s. Using the same technique these films employed, the true horror in Heretic is either masked in shadow or takes place off-screen, making it all the more terrifying for an audience who draw on their own worse fears to fill in the blanks. This allows the film to be low budget, contemporary and stomach-clenchingly tense.
HERETIC is currently in post, working toward an October release. When we hear more, so will you. In the interim, peep the flickers and let us know what you think.