Subliminal Films has released the official teaser trailer for their upcoming thriller Amaurosis. The film concerns a perfect couple, Gemma and Will, who begin to experience strange hallucinations after the tragic loss of their son. It was originally released as The Unseen in the U.K. U.S. audiences will get a chance to see it when it hits U.S. theaters in the very near future.
Check out the trailer below, then read on for all the details!
Will and Gemma are the perfect couple until the loss of their four year old son in a tragic accident. Gemma’s guilt causes paralyzing panic attacks that result in temporary blindness, controlled only by medication, and Will begins to hear his son’s voice calling out from beyond the grave. When local pharmacist Paul offers them his stunning remote cottage in the Lake District, Gemma and Will accept in an attempt to escape their worries.
As his first guests, Paul goes out of his way to make them comfortable, although Will becomes suspicious of Paul and his true motives for Gemma. She, however, is grateful for the break, and Paul gains her trust with his sympathy. But when Will returns home, desperate to make contact with their dead son, Gemma is left alone and becomes increasingly reliant on Paul.
Love, mourning, and the frailty of the human condition are brought forward as Gemma, Will and Paul find themselves caught in a downwards spiral of psychological, sexual, and physical violence.
Gary Sinyor wrote and directed the film. It stars Richard Flood, Simon Cotton, Jasmine Hyde, and Derek Horsham. The film has won accolades from several festivals, including the Horrorhaus Film Festival best score. It also won the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema awards for best actress and Festival Director’s choice award.
Amaurosis will be available online and in select U.S. theaters beginning May 17.
Looks cool! Not sure I like the title change, but I know there have been several other recent films called The Unseen. You certainly won’t get the new name confused with any other movie.
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