Lord of Tears (2013) is a Scottish horror film that blew me away and went straight to my watch again list. It was beautifully done with excellent cinematography. Director Lawrie Brewster (Turnip Head, White Out, So Brightly in the Dark) did an excellent job executing writer Sarah Daly (Kids vs Monsters, I Had a Heart Once, Fade In) screenplay. I would love to see more movies from Lawrie and Sarah. The movie has religion, history and ghost stories, all in a good way that should not offend viewers. Lord of Tears contains suspense, thrills, tensions, frightening scenes and history. The mysteries were revealed slowly, but it is interesting to see the twist in this supernatural movie. The director/writer gave the audience a chance to connect with the characters during the long buildup, a plus for me. The soundtracks were great, and the sound effects made the movie more frightening.
Lord of Tears is about English schoolteacher, James Findlay (Euan Douglas - If Only) that was tormented as a child by a creature like owl man. He buried those memories. Those memories revisited him when he visited his hometown after his mother passed away. His mother left him a small house and a huge mansion, she warns him never to go to the mansion. He disobeys her wishes and decides to stay in the mansion that he grew up in and later regrets it after disaster strikes. James main reason for visiting the home is to find a way to get rid of his nightmarish dreams of the Owl man (David Schofield - An American Werewolf in London, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest). James discovers the truth about his nightmares sometime after and fights for the survival of his life.
I would recommend this psychological horror for everyone to see, it was amazing. Remember folks, it is only a movie - so keep that in mind to refrain yourself from… you will not be jumping out of your seat, but you will be scared. The trailer did not do justice for this movie. I was turned off by the trailer, but I am extremely happy I saw the movie. There is not many actors in this low-budget independent film which makes it all the better.
About Lord of Tears (2013)
Starring: David Schofield, Euan Douglas, Jamie Scott Gordon, Alan Ireby, Neil Cooper, Nancy Joy Page, Graham Robertson, Jock Ferguson, Alexandra Nicole Hulme
Director: Lawrie Brewster
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