PSYCHOSIS Trailer: Australian Horror Thriller to Premiere at Popcorn Frights
The trailer for Pirie Martin's neo-noir tinged horror thriller Psychosis makes a compelling arguement to seek it once its had its world premiere at Popcorn Frights next month.
A criminal fixer who experiences auditory hallucinations must confront old demons when a new contract drags him into a surreal maelstrom of mind-altering drugs, delusional vigilantes and a sadistic hypnotist who seems more monster than man.
This trailer just looks really cool in mostly black and white, requiring greater focus on the composition. Speaking of which, was Psychosis filmed in the the 4:3 aspect ratio, or is this just for the trailer? Nothing appears to be cut out of the shots so we'll presume its not a gimmick for just the trailer. The sole use of color in the trailer is drawing your attention to a card that the central character has plopped down on a table. That is it, save for some green lines from a heart monitor overlaying a shot of a woman in a hospital bed.
Derryn Amoroso as the fixer, Cliff Van Aarle, embodies the two-fisted anti-hero of the neo-noir genre. Mixing it up with possibly occult and or supernatural elements is sure to throw more than one curveball at Van Aarle throughout the story.
Have a look for yourself and see if you agree with us.
Psychosis was written and directed by Pirie Martin. Their film stars Derryn Amoroso, Kate Holly Hall, Henry Errington, Michael Wilkop, PJ Van Gyen, James McCluskey-Garcia, Mark Healy, and Dorian Tisato.
Criminal fixer Cliff Van Aarle’s unique psychological condition gives him an edge in the criminal underworld, but when he’s hired by two amateur drug dealers claiming they were attacked by ‘zombies,’ Van Aarle is dragged into a terrifying and bizarre mystery that will test him to his limits.Amid a cacophony of hallucinatory voices guiding him from his subconscious, Van Aarle searches for answers along a hauntingly familiar path of death and psychological torture. The case gets stranger still with the arrival of a delusional vigilante, LoneWolf, and the revelation that the mastermind behind it all may be more monster than man.A surreal conspiracy of mind control, psychedelic drugs, and a criminal underbelly terrified of the enigmatic drug lord 'Joubini,' who uses hypnosis with lethal effect. Van Aarle may be the only one equipped to bring him down, but only if his mind survives the trip.PYSCHOSIS is written, directed, produced, and edited by Pirie Martin. Cinematography by Isaac Szepessy. Executive Produced by Jarrad Bhatia and Martin. Composed by Matthew Morison and Adrian Schmidt Mumm.