Way back in December of 2015 we shared the teaser trailer for Portuguese art-house slasher The Forst of Lost Souls. Since that time we haven’t heard a ton about the film but now we can happily announce it will be making its UK premiere later this month on May 27th at the Triple Six Festival. No word yet on when the film will make it’s way stateside but it appears to have US distribution in place with Wild Eye Releasing so hopefully that’s something we see soon. Early reviews have been quite positive and judging from the trailer it looks very stylish and unique.
Shot in beautiful black and white across Northern Portugal and Zamora in Spain, The Forest of Lost Souls recalls recent art-house horror hits A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night and The Eyes of My Mother, with its haunting monochrome vision and cerebral approach to the genre.
“Two strangers meet by chance in ‘the forest of lost souls’, a gloomy, isolated backwater where people go to commit suicide. As they journey into the trees together, the unlikely pair bond over their personal stories of desolation. Once they reach their destination, however, it becomes clear that one has a much more violent reason for being there.”