Written by Steve Pattee
Published on Monday, 27 January 2014 17:48
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On March 4th, 2014, Lionsgate will be releaseing Children of Sorrow through several formats. Directed by Jourdan McClure, the film was picked up by After Dark Films after multiple festival wins at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival and Hollywood's Shockfest Film Festival.
Children of Sorrow stars Bill Oberst Jr. (this guy seems to be EVERYWHERE), who nabbed a Best Actor Award for his lead role as sadistic cult leader Simon Leach
From the press release:
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 scenes based on the actual personalities of our actors. If it feels real, that may be why." Children Of Sorrow will screen in November at Europe's largest horror con, The Weekend Of Horrors in Germany. Here, Oberst will be a celebrity guest.
We first reported on Children of Sorrow in October of 2012, so I'm really curious to see how this one turns out, especially with that "threw most of the script out the window" part. That's pretty risky.
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