Barbara Crampton has had a storied movie career but one particular sub-genre that she’s returned to time and again is Lovecraftian horror, having first been catapulted into the limelight with Stuart Gordon’s cult classic adaptations, Re-Animator, From Beyond and Castle Freak.
Despite not being adapted directly from a specific Lovecraft story, her latest project, Sacrifice, doesn’t go off the trodden path set by the aforementioned movies. Written and directed by Andy Collier and Tor Mian, based on the Paul Kane short story ‘Men of The Cloth,’ Sacrifice relates how, after his mother’s death, Isaac (Ludovic Hughes) and his pregnant wife Emma (Sophie Stevens) return to his birthplace on a remote Norwegian island to claim an unexpected inheritance. Whilst there, they soon start to unearth dark secrets from Isaac’s past, and what they expected to be a pleasant, fleeting trip quickly turns into a nightmare when the couple find themselves in the midst of a sinister cult that worships a sea-dwelling deity.
With SACRIFICE all set to release in select theatres this Friday, February 5 before releasing On Demand on February 9 and on Blu-ray on February 23, SCREAM sat down with Barbara Crampton who revealed how she’d always had a secret desire to play the leader of a satanic cult. She also let us in on another project she’s been working on during lock-down which sees her play a kick-ass Mom in the long-awaited Left 4 Dead video game sequel, Back 4 Blood…
Words: Howard Gorman