Horror fans familiar with director Julian Richards previous films DARKLANDS and THE LAST HORROR MOVIE will not be disappointed by SILENT CRY, a murder, mystery, suspense thriller which will be released on DVD in the US and Canada on August 20th by Music Video Distribution.
Although not by definition a horror film, SILENT CRY has all the ingredients to satisfy genre fans with the director citing Alfred Hitchcock and Dario Argento as key influences on his approach. “Its designed to lull its audience into a false sense of security before making them jump out of their seat or turn their faces in horror” said Richards. “I ramped up the suspense and tension throughout whilst delivering a surprise ending which has reduced some viewers to tears“.
Offering up a familiar cast of stalwart British actors including Emily Woof (Photographing Fairies), Douglas Henshall (Primeval), Frank Finlay (Lifeforce), Kevin Whately (The English Patient), Clive Russell (Game Of Thrones), Craig Kelly (Young Americans) and Steve Sweeney (Lock Stock And Two Smokin Barrels) SILENT CRY follows a young mother who refuses to believe that her baby died from cot death. At the hospital she meets a janitor who informs her that her baby was switched with the still born child of a prostitute. Together they embark on a relentless investigation through a seedy underworld which exposes murder and mayhem in the medical world.