A while back I posted saying that I ordered an indie horror film called Lord Of Tears after coming across several cleverly marketing techniques (such as hidden camera pranks involving the films antagonist Molech AKA The Owlman). Anyway, I recently got around to watching the film and thought I would talk about my thoughts.
Firstly the way in which the DVD arrived was very thought filled, arriving in black rice paper with a single feather sitting on top of it. The artwork of the DVD case itself is equally awesome.
As for the film itself, I loved it. The use of abstract imagery within dream/nightmare sequences was a major highlight for me, rapidly jumping between many disturbing images. Not only were the dream sequences effective in being blissfully disturbing but were also used in great effect to foreshadow later parts of the films story. The juxtaposition between the dark gothic atmosphere and the beautiful Scottish scenery is a great touch to the film. The story was very well thought out, filled with plenty twists and turns to keep me very entertained. Without giving too much away, the reveal of the main plot twist left me with goosebumps all over. The fact that all of this was achieved in an indie film left me great impressed. Seeing several areas of my home area of Fife in the film was a fun bonus!
The soundtrack to the film was breathtaking start to finish, from eerie atmospherics, to beautiful compositions, so having a bonus CD of the soundtrack was the icing on the cake!
I loved Lord of Tears altogether and can’t wait to see more from Lawrie Brewster’s work!