A promotional image for Polluted Pictures' new project Love Sick was released earlier this week, giving us a sneak peek at the main characters, Rebecca (Tristan Risk - American Mary) and Marcus (Francisco Barreiro - Here Comes The Devil). Everyone knows that I'm a sucker for practical effects makeup, so I'm loving this first image.
LOVE SICK is the story of Rebecca and Marcus who have been together for 10 years and after much deliberation have decided to part ways. After separating and being with others, they quickly realize how hard it is to disconnect from one another. The pain, lies, and betrayal all begin to manifest physically within the both of them as well as infect the others who have become involved with intimately. They love each other so much that it hurts... some more than others.
While the story sounds a little familiar, and would make for an interesting short film, it will be interesting to see what happens with a feature length film. Judging by the description and the first image, it's easy to bet that this will be a body horror film with a healthy dose of sex, intimate hurts, and some major intensity.
The film is scheduled to shoot this winter and will be pitched at the end of July at the Industry Rendez-Vous of the Fantasia International Film Festival.