"Censor" Debuts Official Trailer & Poster
Debuting earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, Censor is a horror film made for the genre, about the genre. Delving into the 1980's craze surrounding "video nasties" (low-budget horror and exploitation films distributed on video cassette that were allowed through a loophole in film classification laws), the film got strong reviews. It will now land in theaters on June 11th before being available on VOD on June 18th. The synopsis is as follows:
Film censor Enid (Played by Niamh Algar) takes pride in her meticulous work, guarding unsuspecting audiences from the deleterious effects of watching the gore-filled decapitations and eye gougings she pores over. Her sense of duty to protect is amplified by guilt over her inability to recall details of the long-ago disappearance of her sister, recently declared dead in absentia. When Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories, she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past.
The poster alone speaks for the disturbing nature of the film:
But the official trailer released with it (via Indiewire) reveals a film that may leave audiences stunned in more than one way. Check it out below:
Censor is the directorial debut of Prano Bailey-Bond (who also co-wrote the film alongside Anthony Fletcher).