If we try to find a description for Psychological horror we see how it is described as: A subgenre of horror and psychological fiction that relies on mental, emotional and psychological states to frighten, disturb, or unsettle readers, viewers. The subgenre frequently overlaps with the related subgenre of psychological thriller, and it often uses mystery elements and characters with unstable, unreliable, or disturbed psychological states to enhance the suspense, drama, action and horror of the setting and plot and to provide an overall unpleasant, unsettling, or distressing atmosphere.
The Lullaby, has all the requirements to be labeled as psychological horror.
Twisted flashbacks take us straight to 1900, witch hunting, a woman crying for mercy as her newborn child is dragged away from her arms, when suddenly the sound of baby´s broken bones brings the viewer back to the present.
A young woman comes back to her mother´s side after running away from her, giving birth to a bastard child, who will never know about his father, a son born from filth, misery and shame…
Dealing with postpartum depression, nightmares become real, visions terrifying and confusing Chloe, to the point where she cannot discern reality from creations that are only product of her shocked mind. The emptiness after giving birth is making this young mother lose her mind.
In the loneliness of the old dark house, ghosts from the past play with her mind, noises in the empty rooms and corridors. Someone is trying to hurt her baby, someone wants to take him away, but who says it´s not herself who is attempting against his life?
The visions of blood, evil presences and the endless cry of the child, won´t give Chloe a rest, and once you start watching The Lullaby, it won´t let you rest either.
Directed by Darrell Roodt (Prey; Cryptid; Dracula 3000; City of Blood) staring Brandon Auret, Reine Swart, Deànré Reiners and Thandi Puren. The film is coming on march 2, with a poster that prays “You´ll wish you never brought your baby home”, special effects and a gloomy location that won´t let any horror fan down.