After Dark Originals, which features a combination of originally produced and acquired films, has announced the fourth film in its second series, the Jourdan McClure-directed Children of Sorrow, which brings us a “petrifying look into a cult psyche.”
After Dark Horrorfest was an incredible thing for the horror genre, snatching up and distributing independently produced horror flicks and packaging them up in their nifty “8 Films to Die For” banner. While only a small handful of them were truly good flicks (Lake Mungo and Frontier(s) are incredible), there’s no denying that After Dark was doing a damned good thing for budding filmmakers and fans as a whole.
After 2011, After Dark Horrorfest was supplanted by After Dark Originals comprised of originally produced and also, for the second series, acquired films. Children of Sorrow, which looks to be a unique little take on the “cult” sub-genre of horror films, will be the fourth film in the newest series and the second for 2013.
From the Press Release
After Dark Films proudly announces the fourth film in its After Dark Originals 2 series (ADO2), CHILDREN OF SORROW. A film that delivers a petrifying look into a cult psyche, CHILDREN OF SORROW is directed by Jourdan McClure (Rogue River, Die Maniacs Die!), written by Ryan Finnerty (Rogue River, Smosh), and stars Bill Oberst, Jr. (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, Take this Lollipop) and Hannah Levien (The Palace Players).
“We are so excited to welcome Jourdan McClure into the After Dark Family. He’s an incredible talent. Children of Sorrow is such a thought-provoking and disturbing film. It sparked many debates and was the cause of endless sleepless nights.” -Stephanie Caleb, EVP Creative Affairs
Simon Leach is a very, very sick man. Thriving on despair, pain, and panic, he unites a group of broken and desperate people in the middle of the desert. He showers them with the love and affection they’re so desperate for, but Simon has a much greater plan for his followers. “Belongingness” can be a terrifying subject, even more so when acceptance is disingenuous. Children of Sorrow is the nightmare version of that. A young woman embeds herself in a cult looking for answers to her sister’s disappearance, only to find a dark secret within the cult and an even darker secret within herself.
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