Lord of Tears (2013) introduce Owlman to the world. Also known as Moloch, this creature/god demands the sacrifice of the firstborn to grant a wish. This part of it was a little weird since Moloch in the book of Leviticus has the head of a steer, but I won’t get too upset over the difference. I probably wouldn’t have noticed had they not referenced the Holy Bible and stuck with Scottish Folklore.

Lord of Tears PosterLawrie Brewster has a way with his films that are reminiscent of classic B-movies from the 1950s and 1960s, of which I’m a huge fan. Gavin Robertson’s cinematography carries those feels with the beautiful off-kilter camera angles and creepy lighting. I find it cool that Brewster uses many of the same actors for his films, like Alexandra Hulme, who was in The Black Gloves and The Devil’s Machine and is enchanting to watch.

The story is about a man, who inherits property from his mother, and against her wishes, he returns to the mansion in the countryside. The bizarreness of the events that follow is breathtaking. The thing that shook me the most was Owlman speaking, and it wasn’t because sometimes I couldn’t understand him because of the echo effect, but because of what he said.

4 Stars

If you are looking for a chilling psychological horror mixed with mythology, this is the film for you. I gave it 4 out of 5 Stars.

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