The final trailer has been released for “The Divine Tragedies”. The film is directed by Jose Prendes and stars Graham Denman, Jon Kondelik, Hannah Levien, Sean Whalen, Lynn Lowry, Ruben Pla, Aaron Pruner, with special appearances by Ken Foree and Barbara Crampton. Read the full press release below.
Brothers Jon and James Kondelik are moving closer to the final reveal of their serial killer thriller The Divine Tragedies. This film has already completed production with several new and older horror veterans attached. Based on the famous Leopold and Loeb murder case, Dual Visions presents a new poster for the film.
The Divine Tragedies is a film which takes its story from truth. Leopold and Loeb were two intellectuals who thought they could get away with the perfect murder in 1924’s Chicago. In Jose Prendes’ vision the two killers are brothers. Set in the modern era, Charles Brubaker (Graham Denman) and Thomas Lo Bianco (Jon Kondelik) believe they are above the law and kill without mercy. Their murders become more and more gruesome until Detective Homer (Ken Foree) is able to intervene. But Homer is only a few steps away from his own tragedy.
Early reviews have been favorable for the film. Josh Soriano of the horror website Icons of Fright noted the film’s many influences: “…like the world of Palahniuk through the eyes of David Lynch… an uncompromising and original horror. The Divine Tragedies is surreal in scope as imagined by director Prendes.” As well, Matt Boiselle of Dread Central enjoyed the film’s darker tones: “…ferocious. This tragedy is simply divine, one of the better films I’ve personally dropped eyeballs on in some time.”
The Divine Tragedies, based loosely on the famous Leopold and Loeb murder case, tells the tale of Charles Brubaker and his half-brother, Thomas Lo Bianco, who concoct a deadly game to test their superior intelligence against the dimwitted masses. This game will eventually lead to murder. And when Genevieve, a beautiful single mother, enters their lives, they finally find the perfect girl for their first kill. But problems arise when they quickly discover that Detective Homer Gaul (Ken Foree), a cop with a very special gift, is hot on their trail.