Psoro is the dark twisted story of an unfortunate junkie that ends up injecting a nasty fix of voodoo heroin sold by a demonic drug dealer that leads to incessant scratching and much worse.
Visual SFX Artist Paul While (Graphic Delusions) sums it by saying “Our aim was to bring back adult B-movie horror and push boundaries using real special effects (make-up & prosthetics) with no or little CGI.
In 1979 a sickness is brought to the surface. Many people die after crossing its path. Its journey travels decades and continents without any remorse.
Ever had an ITCH you just couldn’t stop scratching? Remember this word….PSORO.
I thought it would be interesting to share the real life origins of the movie idea for Psoro from director Wayne Daniells (LiarDice Films) in his own straightforward words.
“Psoro (Itch) is the new horror film I have currently directed and right at this point is in postproduction. A very simple, one worded title, yet an immensely deep, complex and meaningful title to me.
PRP or Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris is a rare and chronic skin disorder. And my father was diagnosed with it this year. The symptoms include reddish orange discolouration scaling, severe flaking of the skin but above all uncontrollable itching and scratching. At this point in time there is no cure and limited knowledge for its treatment.
I would sit there watching my dad scratching and clawing at his skin, like a crazed mad man, the persistent and aggressive itching not helping or going away only causing his skin to redden and get very sore and very painful. A truly upsetting thing to watch when it’s someone so dear to your heart and the person who’s extreme love of cinema was the original reason I had always yearned to make movies.
I had wanted to make a movie in the horror genre for a long time. So closing my eyes and listening to my dad’s dry nails scraping and scratching at his also dry skin had got my mind thinking. What if I could put myself in his shoes? Could I possibly imagine the living hell he must be going through everyday not being able to make the itching and writhing under the skin stop.
The truthful answer was, no, I couldn’t possibly imagine that feeling to the extent he was, but I could get an idea, as a visual artist, the horror I could unleash on film with that single seed planted in my head.
Psoro (simply ‘Itch’) was soon born. An idea that would journey down a few paths, thanks to help from makeup and visual FX artist Paul While and eventually come to a fully fleshed out story thanks to Producer and filmmaker Sid Kali.” – Wayne Daniells
My role with Psoro as a screenwriter, producer and directing some California filmed scenes has been one interesting creative ride I’ll never forget. Psoro is a dark twisted story that highlights dark mental horror and bloody gore.
We really want to prey on the fears and phobias of movie viewers. Right now we are in post-production with Psoro. We decided to unleash a small itch of Psoro with this teaser trailer to give viewers a glimpse of the story U.K. filmmaker Wayne Daniells wants to share to entertain viewers.
This is indie filmmaker Sid Kali typing SMASH CUT
Categories: Indie Film Production Tags: adult b-movie horror, badass violence, bloody gore, chronic skin disorder, dark mental horror, fears and phobias of movie viewers, FX artist, graphic delusions, itch of psoro, Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris, PRP, psoro, psoro the movie, severe flaking of the skin, sfx artist Paul While, uncontrollable itching, voodoo heroin, Wayne Daniells