Typically when you think horror films you don’t associate Christian film company, Pure Flix. However, that will now change.
The studio behind God’s Not Dead and other feel-good faith-based movies is jumping onto the horror genre with ”Welcome To Mercy.” The film comes from the producers of Scream and is described as a religious thriller.
Welcome to Mercy portrays an American single mother returning to Latvia to be with her dying father, only to be afflicted with visions and wounds similar to a Holy Stigmata. After she is transported to an isolated island convent to seek the help of a mysterious religious order, she discovers her affliction is not a gift from God, but something more sinister.
“We are excited to be teaming up with Ron Gell and everyone at Pure Flix/Quality Flix. Ron and I have known each other for a long time and it’s exciting to be working together to introduce the buyers at TIFF to a new look at a faith-based psychological horror film,” Scream producer Cary Granat said in a statement.
Welcome to Mercy is produced by Granat, Darren Goldberg, Ed Jones, Joel Michaely, Max Pavlov, Yulia Zayceva, Serik Kushenov and Aslbek Mussin. The film is directed by Tommy Bertelsen (Ed Wood), and which stars Kristen Ruhlin, Eileen Davies, Lily Newmark and Toms Liepajnieks.