A UK indie movie has been gathering pace online thanks to a warm buzz created around its trailer. Molly Crows is inspired by a true events and tells the story of a small town in Middle-England being torn apart because of a wicked act that took place there centuries ago.
The lead actress is Mercy Gaiger and is just seven years old (six when she started filming). To prepare for the role she studied other horror films featuring possession, such as The Rite, to get her performance down. The movie features a staggering 70 actors, including George Newton, best known for his roles in Dead Man's Shoes and Shane Meadows' This is England. It is written and directed by Portobello-nominated filmaker Ray Wilkes and will be released by Flashgun Films.
When seven year old Jess and her alcoholic Mother arrive in Haslem, she's an easy target for the brutal bullying culture. But there's something different about Jess. She can see and hear things that other people can't.
When Jess is brutalized in a country lane, the ancient spirits of the area appear, angry and full of vengeance. The townspeople take the law into their own hands and commit a terrible act upon an innocent, as brutal and unforgivable as the notorious Witchfinders from centuries past.
Molly Crows is expected to tour the festival circuit this year and has been submitted to Cannes for consideration. Check out the trailer below and be sure to like the film's Facebook page to be kept up to date with developments.
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