I have a thing for possession films, so when I see a trailer for a possession film that essentially gives away the entire story in under 2 minutes...it's a little disappointing.
I know that indie films are competing hard against big studio budgets, big marketing campaigns, and even bigger hype factories...but that doesn't change the fact that some of the better films of the year are coming from small production companies on small budgets - and the tragedy is that no one will see them because they leave nothing to the imagination in their promo material in an attempt to create some hype. Sadly, I have a feeling that Nothing Left To Fear will be left in this category.
The story (unaltered from IMDb): A family's journey toward a better life is interrupted by an unstable man of the cloth.
What we actually see: A preacher and his family travel to a remote town to start a new life, they are welcomed with open arms to the new community and everyone is stoked to start a new wonderful life. Except for their teen daughter, who is (of course) bitter about the move and the change in lifestyle. This new community is heavily involved in the church (hello, familiar trope) and puts a lot of emphasis on church activities. My favorite horror movie badass, Clancy Brown, is one of the town's elder members, and it's his job to lead a ritual that culminates in the possession of the new pastor's teen daughter. There's torch burning, some scenes reminiscent of The Possession, and some really extreme overuse of the mouth stretch CGI footage popularized by The Mummy reboot series. - I got all of this from watching the trailer...
OH - and Slash also provides some original music. *WYLD STALLYNS AIR GUITAR*
Starring Anne Heche (The Legend of Korra, Save Me), James Tupper (Revenge), Ethan Peck, Rebekah Brandes, Jennifer Stone and Clancy Brown (Pet Sematery 2, [Sleepy Hollow](series:839489), [Warcraft](movie:477059)) Nothing left to Fear is available NOW on Blu-Ray and DVD.
Now that you've seen the trailer, what do YOU think?
(Source: Film Festivals & Indie Films)