What do you get when you combine a horror movie with a travelogue?

Today, Sony and Yekra is releasing Afflicted, an intriguing horror thriller shot in the "found footage" documentary style, online as a video on demand. The movie is about two best friends Derek and Clif (played by real life besties Derek Lee and Clif Prowse as themselves) as they embark on a trip around the world.

Somewhere in Paris, they encountered a beautiful woman and their vacation takes a dark turn as Derek wakes up with a mysterious affliction. The pair, now thousands of miles from home in a strange land, have to race against time to figure out the source of the diease before it fully consumes him.

The micro-budget film, Lee and Prowse's first (and as thus charmingly stars their friends and family, and even has clips of their high school home movies), got quite a warm welcome by horror fans in Canada and abroad. Afflicated won Best Picture (Horror) at Austin's Fantastic Fest, as well as awards of recognitions from the Toronto International Film Festival.

Check out the trailer - if this is your cup of tea, then you can stream it directly here (note: you can view it at full monitor size. Yekra, the clip provider, shares a portion of the proceed with this blog).

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Ugh, sorry about that! I hate regional locks - it's a stupid restrictions from the era of old regional-licensing sort of thinking. It is the age of the Internet after all. Sigh.
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