Game of Thrones' Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke, took time out between conquering kingdoms a few years ago to complete the subtle supernatural thriller Voice From The Stone, and now it's about to invade home video with its peculiar brand of psychological horror. Clarke portrays a caregiver nurse hired to help a troubled child whose life has been stricken with personal tragedy. Suitably set amid a striking Italian stone castle castle, paranormal entities emanating from the estate's ancient walls begin to make themselves known. Or are they merely manifestations of her own traumas?
Here's the official synopsis from Momentum Pictures:
Voice From the Stone is the haunting story of Verena (Clarke), a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy named Jakob (Edward Dring) who has fallen silent since the untimely death of his mother nearly a year ago. Living with his father (Marton Csokas) in a massive stone manor in Tuscany, Jakob not only refuses to speak -- he seems to be under the spell of a malevolent force trapped within the stone walls. As Verena's relationship with the father and son grow, she becomes ensnared and consumed by the severe force. If she is to save the boy, and free herself, she must face the phantom hidden inside the stone.
Directed by Eric D. Howell, this indie horror entry scored only lukewarm reviews upon its spring release, but it might catch on as an interesting summer diversion when it hits DVD and Blu-ray on August 28. Check out the UK trailer below and tell us if you think it's worth stirring up some Tuscan spooks.
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