THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL

SEGMENT: "PALACE OF HORRORS"| ENG + BENGALI | SOUND | B&W | 2017

The Field Guide To Evil is an international horror anthology film, featuring dark folk tales from eight of today’s most talented filmmakers. Creepy stories of possession, curses, love, lust and envy. Directed by some of the most exciting new directorial voices working in international cinema today; including Ashim Ahluwalia (Miss Lovely, Daddy), Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy), Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (Goodnight Mommy), Agnieszka Smoczynska (The Lure), Katrin Gebbe (Nothing Bad Can Happen), Can Evrenol (Baskin), Calvin Reeder (The Rambler), and Yannis Veslemes (Norway).

The India segment, Palace of Horrors, is directed by Ashim Ahluwalia and produced by Future East + Rook Films.

Shot in luminous black & white, this grisly tale unfolds in Bengal over the summer of 1913. A crumbling palace is buried deep within the ancient Sunderban jungles, veiled from the outside world. This is home to strange rites and malformed, barely-human curiosities, collected by a long-dead king. James Buck, assistant to the famous circus agent H.B. Gentry, recounts his nightmarish journey and the dark terrors lurking under those ancient floorboards.

Starring  Mark O'Gleby, Henry Throop, Niharika Singh, Robin Das with Reece Shearsmith & Andy Starke 



A DEVILISHLY CLEVER SETUP… THRILLING, SPINE-TINGLING!  
Cut Print Film 

A FASCINATING EXPLORATION OF THE UNIVERSAL NATURE OF FEAR, DIRECTED BY EIGHT OF THE WORLD'S FOREMOST YOUNG GENRE TALENTS 
Screen Anarchy  

PALACE OF HORRORS HAS THE WILD POWER OF AN H.P. LOVECRAFT TALE, THE THRILL OF A COLONIAL ADVENTURE STORY! 
Film Companion

A FULLY SPECTRAL DELIGHT... A DELICIOUSLY EERIE POSTCARD FROM THE PAST! 
Indian Express

AHLUWALIA (HAS A) KNACK FOR CAPTURING THE BEAUTY OF UNCERTAINTY AND THE CHARM OF THE UNKNOWN... ABSORBING & AWE-INSPIRING!
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