Check out the teaser trailer for “A Soft Disease”. The indie film comes from Canada and is directed by Joshua Harold Wiebe. It stars Matthew Stefanson, Kara-Lynn Giesbrecht, Abbey Ruchkall, Jean-Jacques Javier, Jonathan Glaab, Kim Palmer and Allan Palmer. The film is detailed as being a Canadian independent arthouse horror film about molasses, blood, people, love, drugs, sex and nausea. Got to say that is enough to grab my attention. I love arthouse blended in the aspects of horror and I do love me some drugs, sex and blood! Not sure about the molasses or nausea but damn it I am willing to go there if the film demands it!
The story is of a self-involved twenty something moving into a new apartment in a new city (Winnipeg) and discovering his neighbors and landlord are more menacing than their abstract monologues about blood transfusions would lead you to believe. It’s a love story, but a love of the self. It’s about sacrifice, sex and the revenant. It’s about the past as albatross, blood as metaphor, molasses as agent of change.