Upcoming Scottish Horror - OUTCAST


Outcast is an upcoming Scottish horror film from director Colm McCarthy.  According to the films producer, Outcast is:

"...unlike horror in remote castles and ancient past and so on...It will have a realistic, urban feel about it, which does divide it off from the artificiality of Hammer and Universal (which was famous for its horror films in the early 1930s, including Frankenstein and Dracula). These were fine films in their way, but this is questioning the edge of the genre The story in a sense has a kind of social realist base, but it begins to develop and twist out of that quite quickly, and that's linked in with an exploration of Celtic mythology."

Here's a look at the offical poster of the film, as well as the synopsis. 

Synopsis: When Mary and her teenage son, Fergal, move to yet another new home, it soon becomes clear that they live their lives on the run, hiding from someone or something, terrified of being found.  Trying to avoid making new friends or connections wherever they go, Fergal finds himself caught between the affections of his beautiful and feisty neighbour and his fiercely protective mother who will stop at nothing to protect her precious son.  Mary has strict rules which govern Fergal's life without which chaos and terror threaten to ensue. 

Their hunter is Cathal, a dangerous and terrifying man, intent on tracking down and killing Mary and Fergal.  What's more, he is using a form of dark magic to find them.  Mary's only defense is to use the same ancient form of magic to protect her son.  But how long will it be before Cathal manages to outsmart her?  When the local residents begin to be brutally murdered by an unknown life force, the sense of fear escalates.  Is Cathal the beast responsible for the killings?  Or is it the beast that he is trying to destroy?

Thanks to Twitch and Filmstalker for the tip.

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