From the producer of the Sundance hit Killing Ground, Odin’s Eye is bringing The Furies to Cannes after just wrapping this past weekend.
The Furies is described as “a gripping female-driven horror film that burrows into universal themes of survival, revenge, and redemption.”
“In the film, a young woman faces her darkest fears with seven other unwilling participants in a deadly game.”
The film’s name has been inspired by the goddesses in Greek mythology who exact vengeance on men who have wronged women, we’re told.
The main objective of the film’s Sydney-based writer and director, Tony D’Aquino, was to capture the look and feel of the uncompromising horror films of the ‘70s.
In creating the eight killers, the team drew inspiration from classic ‘70s and ‘80s slasher films, including Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, The Burning, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
D’Aquino’s brief was to “do everything in camera, not in CGI” stating: “I want the violence to be messy and visceral!”
Over one hundred liters of blood were used by the crew during the shoot in the country town of Bywong – an historic gold mining village just outside of Australia’s capital city, Canberra.