Looking as though it plans to give the brain a workout, as well as the eyes, Lost Solace marks director Chris Scheuerman’s third feature, having dabbled in short films for much of his filmic career.

Andrew Jenkins takes the lead here (as well as providing the screenplay), backed up by the likes of Melissa Roxburgh (who popped up in Leprechaun: Origins) and The Returned’s Leah Gibson.

Billed as a sci-fi thriller, this Canadian offering gets its European premiere at Frightfest on Friday, August 26.

Here’s the synopsis:

AMERICAN PSYCHO meets LIMITLESS in a visionary sci-fi fantasy to blow your mind. Spence Cutler is a vicious psychopath who stalks his victims relentlessly without emotion, empathy or guilt. But one fateful encounter in a nightclub with a new designer drug is about to give him a dose of way too much reality. For the narcotic takes him on a mind-bending trip down the psychedelic highway of his own conscience. And for the first time he comes face to face with his own twisted soul and murderous immorality. But will Spence like the new feeling him – or not?

And here’s a trailer, which suggests plenty of stark imagery:

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.