The beautiful thing about the horror genre is that it can run the gamut of dark and emotional themes and offer unique, eerie tales unlike any other film genre. Enter the intriguing ONE EYED GIRL, the feature film directorial debut from cinematographer Nick Matthews. Travis (Mark Leonard Winter) is a young psychiatrist trying to cope with the loss of one of his patients. He stumbles upon a support group after meeting Grace (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) and goes to their compound in an attempt to find spiritual redemption. But things aren’t what they seem with the cult leader Father Jay (Steve Le Marquand).
Dark Sky Films releases ONE EYED GIRL on Digital download and VOD, as well as Blu-Ray and DVD December 8th, 2015. We’ve been provided with an exclusive trailer. Get a sneak peek at ONE EYED GIRL below.
In the unsettling vein of such eerie modern classics as Martha Marcy May Marlene and We Need to Talk About Kevin comes ONE EYED GIRL, a gripping and award-winning debut film about a young man drawn to a cult-like sect. The thriller comes to digital download and Dark Sky Films Blu-ray and DVD on December 8, 2015.
Travis is a young psychiatrist on the brink of a nervous breakdown after the death of a patient to whom he was inappropriately close. But his life appears to take a change for the better when he meets Grace, a mysterious teenager and the representative of a secret church that promises salvation to even the most troubled of its members.
Intrigued, Travis joins the group and meets its leader, the charismatic Father Jay, who indoctrinates him into the sect’s sometimes radical practices. But when a series of tragedies befalls Father Jay and his flock, Travis must decide if his loyalty truly lies with Father Jay, the ever-elusive Grace, or himself.
Featuring standout performances from each member of its talented cast, ONE EYED GIRL is a dark drama filled with tension and dread that will haunt viewers long after the final frame.
ONE EYED GIRL, the debut feature of director Nick Matthews, won the Austin Film Festival’s Dark Matters Best Film Award. Its sterling cast includes Mark Leonard Winter (The Fear of Darkness), Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Girl Asleep), Steve Le Marquand (Vertical Limit, Kill Me Three Times), Craig Behenna (The Babadook) and Sara West (Mamma Mia!, The Daughter).
Erin Free of FilmInk said ONE EYED GIRL “is that enjoyable rarity: a film of big ideas and rich themes that nevertheless grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go until the credits have rolled” and also called it “an ominous meld of Michael Mann and David Fincher.” The film “explores the dark matters of the soul with an engrossing intensity. The performances are first rate,” said Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter. “An aesthetically confident, gripping debut,” wrote Greg Cwik of Indiewire. The Austin Chronicle’s Marc Savlov called it “a queasy little head trip of the best kind. … The suspense is stomach-knotting throughout.”