One month ahead of it’s official World Premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival, body horror Observance has been given some eerie stills and a shocking new trailer. The Australian film has been described by Fantasia as “A poignant and terrifying thriller in the vein of Polanski’s Repulsion, Observance promises to haunt your nightmares.”
This will be the second film from up and coming director Joseph Sims-Dennett after his first debut feature about sibling slaughters, Bad Behaviour, was released in 2010. Dennett co-wrote the film alongside Josh Zammit for Sterling Cinema, and said that “We went to some very dark places with this film and it comes with great pride that Observance will meet audiences first at Fantasia.”
Starring in Observance is Lindsay Farris (Principal photography for Virtuoso), Stephanie King (Teenage Kicks), John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), Brendan Cowell (Beneath Hill 60), Benedict Hardie (The Water Diviner) and Tom O’Sullivan (Wolverine).
Parker is suffering from the tragic death of his young son, but unwillingly goes back to work as a private investigator, believing it may help to keep him busy. His assignment is a peculiar one, very different to his normal line of work, as he’s ordered to observe a woman in her apartment from an abandoned building across the way. Odd situations happen all around the woman, but unbeknownst to Parker, it seems something darker and more sinister may be also watching him.
Words: Zoe Rose Smith (@ZoeRoseSmitz)