The first trailer and poster have just landed out of the American Film Market for director L. Gustavo Cooper’s new horror, Copiii: The First Entry. The trailer is impressive, with some creepy visuals and a interesting story about an ancient curse (always works in horror!).
Graci Carli, Rod Luzzi, Emily Rogers, Cindy Hogan, Barbara Van Fleet, and Walter J. Colson star.
Here is the description from the films official Facebook page:
The story is of Romanian descent that dates back to the 1500s. It was used by parents as a way to keep children from sneaking out or acting up.
There once was a woman named Alina Patkavior, the daughter of the village witch. On her deathbed, the witch gave Alina an amulet and a hex: “By the Belly of the Snake, May those that mean to harm me be put to death.”
One day a group of bandits raped her and left her in the woods to die. Alina awoke took the amulet and said the words summoning the demon Din Burta de Sarpe. The demon destroyed the men that attacked Alina in exchange for the child that the bandits had left in her womb. When the time came for the Demon to claim it, she could not give him up breaking her promise. The Demon then cursed the Patkaviors who would be infertile forever.Alina’s son grew into a young man. On his mothers deathbed, Alina shared that fatal night with him, passing the amulet knowing he may be the only one to lift the curse. Desperate to produce a child with his wife he called the demon and begged it to lift the curse.
The demon said he could not undo what had been done, if he wanted a child he would have to bloody his hands to take one. However, as soon as the child was named a Patkavior, it would join the curse and be unable to produce another child. He did as he was bid and cut a baby from its mother’s belly.
For generations, the Patkaviors continued this ritual driven by the demon to carry on their family name..
We are taking this story to present day. The film will follow Trevor and Holly Henderson, a newly wed couple, and their encounter with the curse.”
Here is the synopsis, followed by the trailer and poster:
Copiii: The 1st Entry is the story of two newlyweds, Trevor and Holly Davidson, driving through Florida on the way to their honeymoon in Miami. A simple tourist stop in Cassadaga, the psychic capital of the world, for a tarot reading ends in a frightening encounter with Vjestica Patkavior, the scion of the ancient curse known as copiii pierdere, Romanian for “the loss of a child.” Vjestica’s ancient curse has long rendered the Patkaviors incapable of bearing children naturally; therefore, to carry on their family legacy, they have always stolen other people’s children and raised them as Patkaviors. When Holly Davidson walks into Vjestica’s enchanted home for an innocent tarot reading, she doesn’t know that she is pregnant, much less that her and her unborn child’s lives are in danger.