Having premiered at Fantasia Fest 2020 with rave reviews, THE CURSE OF AUDREY EARNSHAW will be releasing in limited theaters today, October 2nd, and will be available on major VOD platforms beginning Tuesday, October 6th. Check out the plot summary, poster, and trailer below!
Set against the autumnal palette of harvest season in 1973, THE CURSE OF AUDREY EARNSHAW explores the disturbing bond between Audrey (Jessica Reynolds), an enigmatic young woman, and Agatha (Catherine Walker), 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.
“I wanted to tell a story about legacy, and to specifically explore it within the context of a folk horror narrative,” says writer/director Thomas Robert 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.”