Horror has never been a black and white genre… well I guess when film first became a medium it was but I am talking metaphorically. In terms of what constitutes a horror film, there is no clear definition of the genre allowing for mixtures with true success. We all know the horror comedy and of course the horror thriller. But the one combination, which is not new to the world, is often overlooked is the horror drama. It is quite a challenge to define genre, and if this was a college thesis paper that may be where this article goes, but this is We Are Indie Horror and we have an interesting new trailer for you from the dark drama which looks to border horror with The Mother Of Beauty.
Coming from the production company ECLECTIC47, The Mother of Beauty tells the following chilling tale:
A single mother-to-be lives in isolation on the edge of the wilderness. She makes a living through her work with vulture culture: using the remains of dead animals to create art and memorialize the lives that once were. As she attempts to overcome the struggles of parenthood, the forces of life and death pull her in opposing directions, and she must find a way to reconcile the two before they tear her apart.
The film stars Tristan Risk who is best known for her role as the title character in the Soska Sisters 2012 female driven gore fest American Mary. Directed by Nick Meunier, The Mother of Beauty was successfully crowdfunded earning over their $8,000 for this eerie short. The film was shot on location in British Columbia back in May 2016. It has since then been completed and will be hitting the festival circuit this year.
Watch the teaser trailer below, featuring beautiful cinematography from Steven Hayes, and let us know what you think of this short film and blending of genres.