23rd Apr2018

First look at artwork for new Hereford Films horror ‘Aura’

by Phil Wheat

Hereford Films, the London-based production outfit best known urban thrillers such as We Still Kill the Old Way and Vendetta, are making the move into more horrific genre fare under the companies brand new “Hereford Horror” banner and has unveiled the artwork for its first venture: the US-set, Blumhouse-style supernatural shocker, Aura. The film is due for release in the UK and USA in August by 4Digital Media and Sony Home Entertainment respectively.

In AURA, Mitch Walker and his pregnant wife Denise look to start a new life in the home he has inherited from his late uncle; a decision resented by his mother, who is convinced that no good can come from a house that harbors such a dark history. In her childhood, Mitch’s sister Karen suffered a horrifying trauma inside the house that changed her life forever, causing her to be institutionalized in a near-catatonic state. With the blame placed on her uncle, the family was never the same again. In a bid to heal the wounds of the past, Mitch brings Karen home, but soon discovers that her condition is the result of an evil force that has possessed her for most of her life. Working with local clairvoyant Ada, Mitch is thrust into battle with a terrifying demonic presence. Facing insurmountable odds, he must uncover the truth buried within the house and find the key – an old camera designed for Kirlian photography (the practice of capturing a subject’s ‘aura’) – that may save his sister’s life.

Written and directed by Steve Lawson, Aura stars Shane Taylor (HBO’s Band of Brothers), Rula Lenska (Coronation Street; Inside No. 9), Denise Moreno (Demons & Doors) and stunning newcomer Janine Nerissa (The Krays: Dead Man Walking). The film is the first is a horror-filled 2019 slate that includes Pentagram, which is set to shoot in May, and Tormented and Demonicus in the summer.



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