Curse of Aurore
Paranormal Horror/Thriller Debuts on DVD and U.S. VOD Platforms January 12th
Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has acquired North American rights to the paranormal-themed horror/thriller CURSE OF AURORE. The film will be available to rent and own on DVD and U.S. digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms through Freestyle Digital Media on January 12, 2021.
CURSE OF AURORE tells the story of what occurs when a “dark web” USB drive reveals chilling footage of three American filmmakers researching a historic child murder in rural Quebec. The true child murder case is that of Aurore Gagnon — a girl who died as a result of brutal child abuse inflicted by her parents in 1920. As the three filmmakers search for inspiration in the quiet farm town of Fortierville, the place where Aurore died and is buried, they witness a number of bone chilling paranormal occurrences ultimately leading them to an attempt to communicate with the deceased child. Armed with a stolen book called “Languages of the Dead,” and a rosary from Aurore’s childhood home, the filmmakers take part in a makeshift seance, foolishly releasing a demonic force that can only be contained through a brutal and archaic ritual.
Directed by Mehran C. Torgoley, CURSE OF AURORE was written by Llana Barron & Mehran C. Torgoley. The ensemble cast includes Llana Barron (‘Lena’), Lex Wilson (‘Aaron’), Jordan Kaplan (‘Kevin’), Agathe Salzmann (‘Chantal’), Casey Nolan (‘Self’), Roxane Delisle (‘Blanche’), and Mike D. Smith (‘Mr. Gagnon’).
CURSE OF AURORE was produced by Llana Barron, Minna Brighton, Kevin Pardo, and Mehran C. Torgoley.
“My goal was to elevate the found footage genre by making the viewer not just a voyeur, but to feel like they are an active participant in the supernatural events of the film,” said filmmaker Mehran Torgoley. “CURSE OF AURORE is an ode to the filmmaker’s journey. It portrays the intimate struggle that so many filmmakers go through to bring their visions to life, and the sacrifices made along the way. I’m excited and proud to bring the film to the USA through our partnership with Freestyle Digital Media and kick off 2021 with a bang.”
Freestyle Digital Media’s Director of Acquisitions, Caleb Ward, negotiated the deal to acquire CURSE OF AURORE directly with producers Kevin Pardo and Llana Barron.