CBS Films has released the first trailer for writers/directors Derek Lee and Clif Prowse’s found footage horror thriller Afflicted. The film is a twist on the found footage genre and follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Early on in their journey, however, it suffers a dark and unexpected turn when an encounter with a mysterious woman leaves one of them afflicted. The found footage aspect of the pic comes into play as the two set out to document their journey on video. Some of their cameras are actually attached to their heads, allowing Lee and Prowse to display some of the horror and action from a first person perspective. The pic went over quite well at last year’s Fantastic Fest by winning Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay in the horror category, and it looks to be some pretty riveting stuff. I’m interested to see how this conceit progresses throughout the full feature.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Derek Lee, Clif Prowse, and Baya Rehaz. Afflicted will be available VOD and in theaters on April 4th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Afflicted:
This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. Winner: Best Picture (Horror), Best Screenplay (Horror), Best Director (Horror) at Fantastic Fest, and recipient of awards of recognition from the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. AFFLICTED is one of the most suspenseful and original action horror debuts in a generation.