We’re kicking off Fright-A-Thon this week, and what better way to celebrate than with some classic witchy vibes? The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw promises all the best old timey supernatural horror.
The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw explores the disturbed bond between Audrey, an enigmatic young woman, and Agatha, her domineering ‘mother’, who live secretly as occultists on the outskirts of a remote Protestant village. 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.
Check out the trailer below:
If you love that fall harvest, old-time witchy feel, The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw looks like it will be right up your alley.
The film draws on a mix of religious paranoia and folklore horror to bring a feeling of suspense and unease. Writer/director Thomas Robert Lee says while the film is set in the distant past, the horror themes remain relevant today.
“I wanted to tell a story about legacy, and to specifically explore it within the context of a folk horror narrative,” said 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.”
The film debuted at Fantasia Fest 2020 to positive reviews.
The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw will have a limited theatrical release starting October 2. It releases on VOD October 6.
Until then, check back to That Hashtag Show for more spooky content during Fright-A-Thon.