Following a buzzy world premiere at this year’s FrightFest Film Festival 2021, Emmy Award-winning director Craig David Wallace’s (“Slasher”, “Todd and the Book of Pure Evil”) twisted tale of revenge, Motherly releases On Demand and Digital under The Horror Collective banner today, November 16.
Penned by David Wallace and long-time collaborator Ian Malone, and starring Lora Burke (For The Sake Of Vicious), Tessa Kozma (A Christmas Carousel), Kristen MacCulloch (Psycho Goreman), Nick Smyth (For The Sake Of Vicious) and Colin Paradine (For The Sake Of Vicious), the film shadows single mother Kate (Burke) who will do anything to protect her daughter Beth (Kozma) from a dark and disturbing past that haunts them both. Despite having upped and started a new life in an isolated farmhouse out in the sticks, Kate starts to suspect that something sinister is happening around them. As soon as her suspicions are confirmed, a fight for survival ensues and Kate’s motherly instincts are put to the ultimate test.
To celebrate today’s release of the film, SCREAM sat down with the film’s co-writer and director, Craig David Wallace, and lead actress, Lora Burke, who discussed how the film serves as a dissection of all the confusing and contradictory feelings people discover when they become a parent and the lengths to which people are capable of going to protect and avenge their loved ones.
Words: Howard Gorman