Things that go bump in the night (or go bump in broad daylight for that matter) is what writer/director Anthony Winson serves-up in House of Afflictions. It’s a good, old fashion haunted house thriller and it is heading to DVD in the New Year courtesy of Wild Eye Releasing.
Word arrived this week that Feb. 23 will be the domestic release date for Brit filmmaker Anthony Winson’s latest horror thriller — he’s building quite the reputation for films of this ilk, which include The Witching Hour, Unholy and The Haunting of Baylock Residence.
Set in the 1970s, we meet Kate (Michelle Darkin Price — The Haunting of Baylock Residence, Zombie Hood), who is a mystery writer with writer’s block … and for good reason, her young daughter, Julia (Evie Mason), suddenly vanished and there is no trace of her.
For Kate that is not a good thing on at least two levels. A s a mother, the pain is near unbearable. As a writer prone to writing about such things, her thoughts of what happened to her daughter become something of a nightmare.
The solution is to retreat to a remote country house (the film was shot on location in The Midlands of England) with her husband John (Stefan Boehm). Time to grieve; time to heal … perhaps a time to write once again.
Welcome to the new “hell house” … as here begins our haunted house thriller! Kate slowly becomes unhinged with the thought — and then the visions — that she is not alone in this lovely, but now very creepy house. Are those little bumps in the night real? Or, is Kate losing her mind? Perhaps there is something more sinister at play?
Sorry, but you will have to wait until Feb. 23 and Wild Eye Releasing’s DVD debut of House of Afflictions to solve this haunted house mystery.