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Sam Barrett goes all gialo, new feature to premier at Monster Fest.

We have been quietly following Barrett's career thus far and have to say this one surprised even us. Aussie Director turns to Italian cinematic influences
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For anyone unaware Sam Barrett has been quietly making movies over in WA to critical acclaim. His first feature No Through Road put the violence back in suburban confrontation while the follow up movie Esoterica showed a Director/Writer able to handle the surreal and the weight of a complex script.

Barrett's new movie Sororal is being premiered at Monster Fest, but for those who can't wait the trailer should appear below. Okay so a modicum of research, the sort we like, can inform us "sororal" is a real word defined as "resembling a sister". Clearly the obvious comparison would be to the legendary Brian De Palma's Sisters (1973), so clearly I won't be doing that.

Sororal is being touted as a "neo-giallo thriller" with the plot certainly sounding like it was cut live and bleeding from a 1970s Argento classic. Check it out; "Cassie is tormented by visions of murder. Terrifying images flood her dreams and attack her waking hours. Her dreams are her curse and keep her isolated from the everyday world. Her life is thrown into disarray when a mysterious Detective comes to her with a bombshell. He tells her that her visions are depictions of real murders, murders that she couldn’t possibly have seen. Cassie’s pain now has a face and she must stop the killing at all costs. The twisted, childlike killer targets Cassie’s loved ones and the race is on to stop her. Cassie is thrown together with her former lover as they scramble towards a shocking revelation that will change everything".

No details on when the rest of us might be getting the movie, but as soon as we do we'll hit the review button and probably do something of a giallo event to really get our Italiano on!

Oops slightly late with this news item, cause we suck and all, but as an extra bonus check out this from Monster Fest!

Published on 26 November 2013

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