This January, writer-director Perry Blackshear (They Look Like People) is unleashing his fantasy-filled, seductive supernatural horror film The Siren, landing on Digital and DVD.
The Siren is a tale about two cursed star-crossed lovers. Tom (Evan Dumouchel, Stephen King‘s Doctor Sleep) is a mute man from a sheltered, religious background who is haunted by the childhood accident that cost him his voice. While on a retreat at a lake house, he meets Al (MacLeod Andrews, A Ghost Waits, Doctor Sleep), whose husband drowned in the lake-one of many mysterious deaths there.
The area is marked by a local legend of a lovelorn spirit who haunts the surrounding woods and drowns anyone she encounters. The legend proves all too real when Tom encounters the beautiful creature. Drawn to her immediately, Tom knows he has found his soulmate in the seemingly human Nina (Margaret Ying Drake, They Look Like People, 59 Seconds), who must battle to repress her demonic instincts when she feels the same toward him. Meanwhile, Al, possessed by vengeance, circles the pair, getting ever closer to tracking down the monster that destroyed his happy marriage.
The film won three awards at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, including Best Director, for Perry Blackshear, and Best Actor, for Evan Dumouchel. It was also nominated for Best International Feature Film at the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival.
Part dark fairy tale and part elegant nightmare, The Siren arrives on Digital and DVD on January 28, 2020, from Dark Sky Films.