‘Lord Of Misrule’ Director William Brent Bell On His New Folk Horror


Fresh off the camp masterpiece that is Orphan: First Kill, director William Brent Bell is now tackling the world of folk horror with his latest film Lord of Misrule. He’s leaving behind tricky orphans for terrifying masks and pastoral landscapes in his newest horror outing.

Read the synopsis:

Lord Of Misrule follows Rebecca Holland (Tuppence Middleton), who has recently taken over as priest of a small town. When her young daughter Grace (Evie Templeton) goes missing at the local harvest festival, a desperate search begins. The closer they edge towards finding Grace, the more secrets emerge from the town’s dark past. Soon, Rebecca must decide just how much she is willing to sacrifice to rescue her daughter from the grip of evil.

Dread Central sat down with Bell to discuss folk horror, tackling the old gods, and more.

Watch the full interview below:

Lord of Misrule comes to theaters and VOD on December 8, 2023, from Magnet Releasing.


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