Horror insight won’t leave you swamped
New Australian horror film The Marshes will have a special screening and question and answer event at Orana Cinemas on Monday.
WA writer and director Roger Scott will be in town for the event and give an insight into the film set deep in remote marshland.
The tale follows three young biologists who are conducting research on a field trip, but when they encounter a horrifying evil, they are forced to abandon science and fight for their lives.
The film is Scott’s debut feature, and he said there were several reasons why he wanted to make a horror movie.
“When threats to our environment can be best described as horrific, it seemed to me that the horror genre was the right choice to express my feelings on the subject,” he said. “Horror is a great genre for first-time feature film directors because of its large and passionate audience who are driven less by casting and more by other factors.
“This means you can make a film with relatively unknown actors and still find an audience.”
After the film, Scott will answer any questions about the movie and filmmaking.
He said his inspiration came from a desire to comment on the way we see ourselves and how we see and interact with our environments in Australia.
“People will enjoy the film because it is a fun, dark and engaging story that uses the tropes of the genre in an interesting way — and takes great liberties with Waltzing Matilda,” he said.
The Marshes will screen on Monday at 6.15pm at Orana Cinemas in Albany.
Tickets are on sale at oranacinemas.com.au.
The Marshes follows three biologists who are conducting research on a field trip when they encounter a horrifying evil.