Eerie, subtle, and strange. Check out the first trailer for demonic possession horror, LUZ.
Tilman Singer sets the tone for LUZ with a nod to the atmosphere of 70s European horror films shot on 16mm. The debut feature film from German writer-director is an intriguing possession horror film not dominated by the dogma you usually get from the demonic possession sub-genre. The film stars Luana Velis, Jan Bluthardt, Nadja Stubiger, Johannes Benecke, Lilli Lorenz, and Julia Riedler.
LUZ Official Synopsis:
A rainy night. A dazed and numb young cabdriver, Luz, drags herself into the brightly lit entrance of a rundown police station. Across town in a nightspot, Nora seductively engages police psychiatrist Dr. Rossini in a conversation. Nora is possessed by a demonic entity, longing for the woman it loves – Luz. She tells the Doctor about her old schoolmate Luz’s rebellious past at a Chilean school for girls. Increasingly drunk on her story, Rossini turns into an easy prey in Nora’s hands, but he’s soon called away to the police station to examine Luz. Supervised by his colleagues, the doctor puts Luz in a state of hypnosis that initiates a series of flashbacks, unfolding the events leading to her arrival. But the entity that has taken control of the doctor wants something more. Bit by bit it slips into Luz’ reenactment and makes old memories come to light.
LUZ made its big premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival 2018. New Horizons International Film Festival and the Fantasia International Film Festival also screened it recently and in no time it was snagged by the newly established Yellow Veil Pictures. It’s on the way to Austin’s Fantastic Fest soon as well as Spain’s Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival.
Nightmare on Film Street’s own Jonathan Dehaan praised the film in a recent review, saying; “Luz breathes new life into the genre like a darkness that has dominated the space. It is a strong debut from talented filmmakers with a clear love for possession films, and Luz will remind you that there are still great supernatural stories to be told.”
LUZ is still awaiting a U.S. release date, but keep your eyes on Nightmare on Film Street for the latest word. In the meantime, share your thoughts on the trailer in the comments below, or over in our Facebook Group!