A woman on an altar in the woods surrounded by bodies

Last February, we told you about the new film The Heretics coming from makers of Bite (2016) and Bed of the Dead (2016). Now we have a trailer for you. Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment have released the first trailer for their cult possession/body horror mashup. Let’s take a look:

It looks pretty creepy. The Heretics stars Nina Kiri (The Handmaid’s Tale (2017)), Ry Barrett (The Drownsman (2014)) and Australian newcomer Jorja Cadence. Director Chad Archibald co-produced the film with Cody Calahan and Christopher Giroux with cinematography by Bed of the Dead director Jeff Maher.

Heretics - Production Team
The production team: Christopher Giroux (Producer), Cody Calahan (Producer/Director), Jeff Maher (Director of Photography), and Chad Archibald (Producer/Director)

Director Chad Archibald said, “This film has been a journey and we’re excited to finally be sharing it with audiences across the world. This trailer kicks off a slew of exciting announcements that will be coming in the next few weeks.”

Following the success of BITE, Chad Archibald returns with writer Jayme LaForest to create a film that’s a mixture of cult possession and body-horror. The Heretics follows a young girl, Gloria who is abducted by a man, after he claims that a cult is hunting her. As Gloria begins falling ill and undergoing frightening transformations, we realize that the cult isn’t the only thing that she or her captor needs to fear.

After a successful industry screening at the 2017 European Film Market and sold out World Premiere at The Canadian Film Fest in March, The Heretics is currently on its worldwide festival tour with a number of festivals being announced in the coming weeks. The Heretics is Black Fawn’s eighth film in the initial series of films with Breakthrough, following a recently renewed commitment for more films that will feature increased budgets and a more aggressive casting strategy. Pre-production for Archibald’s next feature entitled I’ll Take Your Dead has already started.

From the director of "Bite": "The Heretics"
Poster The Heretics

Paul Cardullo
Paul Cardullo is a North Carolina indy filmmaker and horror fan. His tastes range from art-house horror to low-budget schlock to indie gems to Slovenia killer hillbilly flicks. When not watching films, he helps make them. From actor to boom operator to doughnut wrangler, he makes himself useful wherever he can. Paul believes it is sometimes necessary to suffer for one’s art. He has endured being covered in [censored], having [censored] thrown at him, and spending over a year with muttonchops and a 70’s-style mustache. When not being abused for the sake of his craft, Paul works on computers and watches as many obscure (and not so obscure) movies as he can fit in.

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