14 Jun BLOODY DISGUSTING: ‘Tearsucker’ Trailer – Surreal Psychological Horror Teases Strange, Twisty Thrills Ahead of July Release [Exclusive]
Tearsucker, set to make its debut next week at the Chattanooga Film Festival, promises “dynamic performances and dramatic tone shifts that would make even David Lynch squirm.”
If the trailer is anything to go by, which Bloody Disgusting can exclusively reveal, all signs point to Tearsucker delivering on stylish, surreal psychological horror.
We won’t have long to find out, either: Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, has acquired North American VOD rights to Tearsucker. The twisty, dark thriller will be available to rent/own on all digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms, as well on DVD, starting on July 7, 2023, through Freestyle Digital Media.
Tearsucker tells “the dark and surreal story of emotionally vulnerable women who are preyed on by a charming psychopath who wants to suck their tears. The lead character, Lilly (Allison Walter), is an emotionally vulnerable trauma survivor who is desperate to heal and get on with her life. Despite the support of her best friend Deb (Danielle Mcrae Spisso), Lilly is completely isolated. When she crosses paths with a charming stranger, Tom (Sam Brittan), at the park, she feels hope for the first time in months. Tom sweeps Lilly off her feet and invites her on a romantic weekend getaway. However, things take a disturbing turn when Lily discovers that Tom has an unusual appetite for tears… and will stop at nothing to get them.”
The film was directed by Stephen Vanderpool, written by Sam Brittan, and produced by Brittan, Robert Campbell, and Stephen Vanderpool.
“Tearsucker is a unique, layered film meant to both entertain and provoke a discussion,” said writer/producer and lead actor Sam Brittan. “While the movie is stylish, super fun, and creepy as hell, it also grapples with the very real subjects of trauma and abuse – so each person who watches it is going to experience the film in their own unique way.”
The ensemble cast features Allison Walter (’Lilly’), Sam Brittan (‘Tom’), Emily Yetter (‘Jenny’), Danielle McRae Spisso (‘Deb’), and Matthew W. Roberts (‘Mark’).