The mythical 'siren", aka, what I'll simply call deadly mermaids, has risen in popularity lately, with films like The Lure, The Lighthouse, and the show Siren having come out over the last couple of years, and now we have another swimming to shore in The Siren...
...Dark Sky Films has announced that The Siren will be coming to DVD on January 28th. Written/directed by Perry Blackshear (They Look Like People), the film stars Evan Dumouchel as:
"A mute man from a sheltered, religious background who is haunted by the childhood accident that cost him his voice. While on a retreat at a lake house, he meets Al (MacLeod Andrews), whose husband drowned in the lake-one of many mysterious deaths there.
The area is marked by a local legend of a lovelorn spirit who haunts the surrounding woods and drowns anyone she encounters. The legend proves all too real when Tom encounters the beautiful creature. Drawn to her immediately, Tom knows he has found his soulmate in the seemingly human Nina (Margaret Ying Drake), who must battle to repress her demonic instincts when she feels the same toward him. Meanwhile, Al, possessed by vengeance, circles the pair, getting ever closer to tracking down the monster that destroyed his happy marriage."
The trailer below gives off a romantic-horror vibe similar to something along the lines of Spring, but with a bit more atmospheric tension.
The Siren won three awards at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, including Best Director, for Perry Blackshear, and Best Actor, for Evan Dumouchel. It was also nominated for Best International Feature Film at the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival.
By Matt Konopka