Recently we reported that filming on supernatural British horror Thea had began. It’s since wrapped up and gone into post production. As such, Horror Cult Films would like to exclusively share the first image. The film tells the story of a young couple (Antonia Thomas and Luke Norris) whose lives are turned upside down following the birth of their first child, Thea, whose entry to this world is accompanied by demonic entities. This looks set to be a character based horror, with little blood or gore. But this definitely doesn’t mean it’ll be boring. Inspiration for this movie comes from vintage horrors such as Rosemary’s Baby and The Changeling, with the crew aiming to give a challenging, personal and ultimately creepy experience.
Director Nirpal Bhogal told us “I wanted to make a horror film and that’s what I’m making. I’m very excited about doing the horror things. You want to see the monster at points. You want to be scared. You want to be hiding behind the cinema. I want the audience to scream. I want all of that. I think it’s a massive disservice if you think you can get away with not doing that”.
Leading lady Antonio Thomas says “I love a good psychological horror at the best of times. But it’s rare you come across a horror script that’s written so well. Psychologically this is really interesting and not your average slasher”.
Paul Hyett (The Woman in Black) is the creature designer while the team behind electro outfit Gazelle Twin will be comprising an original score under the moniker Newt and Benge.
The film is a co-production between Little House Productions and Moli Films and is the first of a slate announced by Screen earlier this year for which Metrodome is selling internationally and releasing in the UK/Ireland.
For more information, including exclusive interviews with cast and crew, watch this space.