FrightFest 2018: Horror Goes Period in Witchy HERETIKS Trailer

Making its world premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest 2018 will be Paul Hyett’s period horror film Heretiks. The film has released a trailer, which can be seen above.

Mixing witch hunting, possession, and a splash of sexual repression, the gore-packed trailer (who needs eyeballs these days, right?) looks like it’ll get audiences either praying for their souls or forsaking religion altogether.

In the early 17th century, innocent young Persephone is falsely accused and put on trial for her life. Her fate seems sealed except for the timely intervention of the mysterious Reverend Mother offering her not just sanctuary, but hope. For the Reverend Mother is the self appointed leader of a small religious retreat, a secluded Priory, where her fellow Sisters devote their lives to the Lord and seek atonement for their pasts. But upon arrival, Persephone is plagued with terrifying visions and soon realises that it’s not salvation that awaits but a battle for her very soul itself.

Directed by Paul Hyett, Heretiks stars Hannah Arterton, Clare Higgins, Michael Ironside, Rosie Day, and Ania Marson.



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