THRILLER, MYSTERY, DRAMA
EPISODES & DURATION
NURAY USLU, NERGİZ İNCE, AYLİN EREN
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
The story of a young mother-to-be expecting twins but not expecting the havoc played on her senses by the hormonal changes in her body, fueling a horrific journey of self-discovery. Based on true events.
ANGEL (20’s) is expecting twins, when she moves to Istanbul with her Turkish husband, to be close to her in-laws and finish her PHD on Anatolian Myths. However, on arrival her hopes for an idyllic birth get turned upside down as her once caring husband grows inexplicably distant and cold. Awake she is surrounded by unnerving domestic staff and shadows everywhere. And asleep she is tormented by vivid nightmares of the RED WITCH – a demonic creature that feeds off new mothers’ and their babies’ organs. As Angel fights for her sanity, she will question what is real and what isn’t, who to trust and who not to. Through it all she will not be able to shake off an impending sense of doom that something very bad is headed for her unborn children. The shock will be the length she is prepared to go to in order to protect her babies.
Although based on true events- “Myths of Horror” – is inspired by emotions as old as time, – the transformation a woman goes through physically, psychologically, and spiritually from pregnancy to giving birth. For good or ill she is never the same again, nor does the world or those close to her view her the same. By rooting this heightened modern horror story in Turkish mythology of The Red Witch, an entity who feeds off the organs of newborns and the insecurities of their pregnant mothers, – we dare to explore how often we are ill equipped with no more than myths, blissful ignorance, and often a patriarchal society’s expectations – for what should be the most natural and yet most monumental experience in a woman’s life- creating life itself.
Many women come out OK, but far more than we care to admit or even talk about do not. In our protagonist Angel, and her scary and heightened dissent to motherhood, we give a voice to these women, and we ask what happens when myths and norms aren’t enough? When the most feminine of experiences bangs heads with a man’s world, uncomfortable, and often ill-equipped to handle an unravelling mother to be.