I think I’m slowly getting to the point where I need horror films to be fun again. I used to gripe that the genre needed a return of “real” horror, where audiences suffer as much as the characters on screen. But these days it seems like every other movie is an endurance test, and while I really like some of these flicks (Eden Lake, especially), I find myself looking forward to the over-the-top, escapist delights of things like the Night of the Demons remake or even I Sell the Dead.
But the disturbing stuff keeps on rolling! Today we’re learning about the latest addition to the “home invasion” subgenre, Cherry Tree Lane. It’s the latest horror flick from writer/director Paul Andrew Williams (pictured, London To Brighton, The Cottage), and it sounds like it won’t be skimping on the unpleasantness.
In today’s press release, Williams spoke a little about the film and what to expect from it: ”Cherry Tree Lane, for me, is a film that needs to be looked at on many levels. On the surface we are talking about an extremely horrific event that takes place, in real time, to an innocent family. It is tense, harrowing and even disturbing at times, and how these elements are handled, dramatically and cinematically, will determine the final style of the film. It is closer in style to London to Brighton creatively, but the social issues it brings to the fore and the currency of the subject matter will mean it has broad cinematic appeal.”
Sounds like it’ll deliver, even if it’s nothing terribly new. Cherry Tree Lane starts production this summer from Steel Mill Pictures, in partnership with The UK Film Council, The Salt Company and Metrodome Distribution. As of yet there is no US distribution, but we’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.
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