Children of Sorrow

Synopsis: A young woman embeds herself in a cult looking for answers to her sister's disappearance, only to find a dark secret within the cult and an even darker secret within herself.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Jourdan McClure
Production: LionsGate Entertainment
  1 win.
88 min

You don't have to hold just on me,

you know.

I'm not even in character.

Just catch the atmosphere,

get the feeling.

Feel the place. God, Mary.

Get that tree, that's good.


Yeah, just get the tree.


You got it?

Because we have to film everything.

I need atmosphere, all right?

I gotta get the setting.

It's a desert.

For God's sake.

Feels hot.

Wait until you see it.

You are going to be amazed.

We're gonna have a little party

And we got some

special people comin'

Ready? Behold the gates.

Oh, my God, it's a dump.

What the hell are

you talkin' about?

It's a hell of a lot

better than last time.

Look, it's isolated, we got room

for everybody, it is perfect.

Welcome home.



What did

we do wrong last time?

If you'll recall,

somebody got a little

antsy and lost control.

So this time

let's streamline the plot.

No f***in' around,

no losing control.

Let's keep it simple.

Nobody gets antsy

and nobody gets away.

Here, one box,

then we'll be ready to start.

Okay, get the camera ready.

All right.

Okay, you ready?

All right, frame me up. Okay.

So, this is our church set.

Crude, but simplistic.

I've always been an admirer

of the Spartan approach.

Clothes make the man.

No seams on the sides,

bigger shoulder line.

Short sleeves make

me look taller, right?

Nice? Beautiful? Yeah.


A few quasi-religious props.

You need a central focus.

Pull their eyes here.

Humans are so easily distracted.

Keep your eye on the birdie,


Didn't see that comin', did you?

You can't just

dress like Superman

and expect to

f***in' fly, can you, huh?

No, you can't. You must have

movement, dynamic movement.

Spread your arms wide. Kneel.

Eyes straight ahead.

Dynamic finger movement,

always slightly curled. You see?

The voice that I'm using right

now is clearly designed

to make you, against all of

your better judgment like me.

But you drop down the tone,

just ever so slightly.

We face you.

We speak to you with a

slightly halting cadence.

Questioning, searching eyes.

A quietly discomforting, although

caring, effect can be achieved.

Do you see?

Well then we get deep down in

f***-you-in-the-ass territory.

And that's a place

I like to be, baby.

So here it is.

This is our playroom.

Let's play.

Looks like I'm

heading to Mexico.

I wanna share

something with you.

This is the last thing I got from

my sister before she disappeared.

"Dear El,

"I wish you could

be here with me.

"Every day is

a perfect experience.

"Father Simon has shown me what

a beautiful person I really am.

"I know you won't understand

this, but it's what I needed.

"I feel like I am finally home.

"Love, Janet. "

That is not my sister.

I'm now about 200 Ks

south of the U.S. border.

They said they'd

meet me here at noon.


Are you Ellen?


I'm Mary.

Hop in.

Guys, this is Ellen.





It's hot out there.

Where are you from?



Like fish and chips

and stuff?

I've never left

the state before.

Well, you're a long

way from home now.

Yeah. Long way from home.

Bye, home.

You must be Ellen.


It's good to be here.

Hi, my name is Simon Leach.

I'm 42 years old.

I'm from Alabama.

And I love my new

life in his service.

My life was a mess

when he found me.

I was just another lost soul looking

for meaning in the emptiness.

I drank and I drugged.

Slept with wayward women,

lost myself in all kinds of

sinful distractions.

And then one day,

in a moment of deep personal

darkness, he found me.

I had blood on my hands,

hate in my heart,

but he didn't judge me.

He set my spirit free that day.

I promised him I'd do anything

I could to repay him.

Well, I finally

arrived at the compound.

Looks like this is

gonna be my new room.

Not quite sure

who my roommate is yet though.

Hey, Mary.

Give me a little smile.

That's my sunshine girl.




What's with the camera?

You settling in okay?

Yeah, I'm fine.

Need anything?

No, I'm good.

You have a really pretty face.

You look good on camera.


Hey, we're glad you're here.


They've locked me up in this

room so I have time to reflect.

Hold on.

What is that?


Let me give you a little lesson

in costume design.

Do you mind?

Okay, go. Yeah.

Is it okay? Yeah?

Earth tones, they

calm the brain. Neutrals.

You'll always find priests and religious

figures wearing neutral tones.


Look at altars, you'll

find soft neutral tones.

Bright colors excite the mind

and we don't want that.

So we've got an array of neutral

tones, of sands and whites.

What do you think? Hold on.

What do you think? Wait, this

is kind of a western vibe here.

It's very friendly.

Hi, I'm Father Simon.

I'm glad you're here.

Tell me a little about yourself.

What do you think?




Fine. Okay.

What do you think?

What do you think?

Nice? Yeah?


Hey, welcome. Where are you

from? Tell me about your family.

Who gives a f***?

No, but seriously,

tell me about yourself.

Yeah. Yeah, what do you think?


Yeah? Button-down?

Try the last one.

I don't like that color.

Damn, woman.

All right, what do you see?

What do you like?

Yeah, I like that one.



I wanna tell you

that I care about you.

Don't tell any of

the other children this, but

you're probably my favorite.

I love you.

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Ryan Finnerty

Ryan "Finner" Finnerty (born November 23, 1980) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He is currently head coach and co-owner of Manchester Storm in the EIHL, having arrived in May 2017. Finnerty, who has also coached the Sheffield Steelers, was previously the coach at Braehead Clan before departing at the end of the 2016-17 season. more…

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