A week ago, we brought you news that Hex Media’s 2013 Gothic masterpiece Lord of Tears was available to watch online for free. To recap:
One of my favorite movies of 2013 was the impeccable UK chiller Lord of Tears from director Lawrie Brewster from a script penned by Sarah Daly. It’s an extremely atmospheric tale of family curses and unattainable love that introduces one of the most unique and unnerving villains of the 21st Century: The Owlman (also the name of Lord of Tears’ re-release). Those who never experienced this brilliant supernatural, deeply Gothic romp can now see it for free at Hex Media’s official website, HERE.
We’re just getting word that The Owlman will be returning to terrorize fans of gut-wrenching supernatural drama in a brand new film. Like James Wan’s The Conjuring franchise, Hex is looking to establish their own paranormal universe.
From today’s Press Release:
Director Lawrie Brewster and writer Sarah Daly are back with Gothic noir The Black Gloves, a 1940s-set chiller featuring the Owlman, the iconic villain and viral sensation from their acclaimed debut feature Lord of Tears.
The Black Gloves tells the story of a psychologist obsessed with the disappearance of his young patient, and the menacing owl-headed figure that plagued her nightmares. His investigations lead him to a reclusive ballerina who, just like his patient, is convinced that she is about to die at the hands of this disturbing entity.
In the bleak Scottish highlands, Finn counsels his new patient, under the watchful eye of her sinister ballet teacher. He soon finds himself entangled in a ballet of paranoia, dark agendas and a maze of deadly twists and turns, as the legend of the Owlman becomes a terrifying reality.
Sarah Daly (Writer): “I’ve always been a huge fan of Gothic romantic horror films and literature, and for The Black Gloves, we looked to films like Hitchcock’s Rebecca, The Innocents and Cat People for our visual style and mood. The noir look seemed a natural fit for The Owlman, who is this shadowy entity, always lurking in dark corners, watching.”
Lawrie Brewster (Director): “We’re passionate about telling original stories and maintaining our independence to do so. We’ve focused heavily on building our connection with our audience, and working with them to create the kind of films we want to make, and that they want to see. The support of our fans allows us to tell these strange, dark stories that the mainstream isn’t willing to take a risk on.”
The Black Gloves will star Spanish horror icon Macarena Gomez (Stuart Gordon’s Dagon), Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser, Nightbreed), and Jamie Scott-Gordon, who won much praise for his performance in Brewster’s gritty folk horror The Unkindness of Ravens.
Check out the trailer and poster for The Black Gloves below. We’ll keep you posted on the project as additional details emerge. Stay tuned!