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Alistair Petrie, Amelia Crouch and Simon Kunz appear in <i>Eight for Silver</i> by Sean Ellis, an official selection of the Premieres section at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

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[Sundance ’21] ‘Eight for Silver’ looks to bring scares to Sundance

Moody and atmospheric.

Eight for Silver is a horror movie making its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival that underscores a truism about the genre. When it comes to horror, familiarity can go a long way. From haunted houses to tales about witches, fans of scary movies are very accepting of classic horror tropes. As long as the movie is good, of course.

The plot follows a brutal land baron named Seamus Laurent (Allistair Petrie). After slaughtering a Roma clan, a curse is unleashed on his family and village. Soon, his son (Max Mackintosh) goes missing and a young boy is murdered. Everyone believes it is a wild animal, but a visiting pathologist (Boyd Holbrook) feels it is something much worse.

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Clearly, the movie is going to deal with themes of power and responsibility. Family and guilt also fit in a movie like Eight for Silver. The visuals have the moody look that brings the proper atmosphere to this type of tale. Films with this look and feel have been popular for centuries and for good reason. The best of them connect with audiences and tell a relatable story while the gothic settings tend to be impressive. 

With its strong cast and immersive standing, Eight for Silver looks to be one of the most talked about movies from Sundance.

The Sundance Film Festival is online January 28- February 3. Tickets and a full lineup can be found here.

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