Have you guys been keeping your eyes on Bill Oberst Jr’s latest flick Children of Sorrow? If not, I totally recommend that you add this one to your radar, and with the film set for release on DVD and VOD this March 4th, we have been provided with a brand new trailer.
From the Press Release:
The film, which director Jourdan McClure describes as “a slice of bad life,” was picked up by After Dark and Lionsgate after festival wins at Sacramento Horror Film Festival and Hollywood’s Shockfest Film Festival which included two Best Feature awards, a Best Actor Award for Bill Oberst Jr. and a Best Acting award for the ensemble cast.
Bill Oberst Jr. says the role of cult leader Simon Leach was “personal and terrifying.” The actor lived in isolation during the shoot in order to get into the mindset of the Jim Jones-like Leach. Director McClure and writer Ryan Finnerty are quoted on the film’s IMDb page as saying that the film’s most disturbing scenes were not in the original screenplay; “We threw most of the script out the window once we got to the desert and rewrote based on the actual personalities of our actors. If it feels real, that may be why.”
European viewers will have their introduction to Children Of Sorrow this fall; the film will screen at Europe’s largest horror con, The Weekend Of Horrors in Germany, where Oberst will be a celebrity guest.
So, what do you make of this one?