Freya Tingley in Official Trailer for Dark Violinist Thriller 'The Sonata'

December 16, 2019
Source: YouTube

The Sonata Trailer

"If the notes are played with exactly the right pitch, they could conjure and seduce the antichrist." Screen Media has unveiled an official trailer for indie horror-thriller The Sonata, which premiered at numerous genre film festivals last year - including Fantasporto, Fantafestival, and FrightFest. The film stars Australian actress Freya Tingley (from "Hemlock Grove", Jersey Boys) as a young virtuoso violinist who inherits her long lost composer father's old mansion. When she arrives to there, she discovers a mysterious music score marked with strange symbols, triggering dark forces that reach beyond her imagination. This is a pretty cool concept: a horror movie in which playing music unleashes dark forces. The cast includes (the late) Rutger Hauer, plus Simon Abkarian, and James Faulkner. This definitely looks creepy and cool - I'm curious.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Andrew Desmond's The Sonata, from Screen Media's YouTube:

The Sonata Poster

After being informed of the death of her long lost composer father (Rutger Hauer), a young virtuoso violinist Rose (Freya Tingley) inherits an old mansion in which he used to live. There, she discovers his final work: a mysterious music score marked with strange symbols. With the help of Charles, her agent and manager, she deciphers the symbols and, little by little, starts to unlock secrets concerning her father's past, setting in motion the mechanisms of a somber plan imagined since the very day she was born. They soon discover that there's more to the sonata in question than meets the eye which, when played, triggers dark and terrifying forces. The Sonata is directed by newcomer filmmaker Andrew Desmond, making his feature directorial debut after a few other short films previously. The screenplay is also written by Andrew Desmond, with Arthur Morin. This premiered at the Fantasporto Film Festival last year. Screen Media will release Desmond's The Sonata in select US theaters + on VOD starting January 10th, 2020 coming soon.

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Good old R. Hauer is scaring us to the last of his moments. I just might see it for that ...

shiboleth on Dec 16, 2019


I had a similar film idea but going in the other direction. They seem a bit farther along with theirs though 🙂 I dig on this and will check it out. It may get the creative juices going again on my other thing.

Whichhalfofthewit on Dec 16, 2019



DAVIDPD on Dec 17, 2019


Doesn't she know she shouldn't play other people's music with weird-ass symbols on it?!? Anyway, I dig the atmosphere and concept, but worry it's a bit to by-the-numbers predictable.

THE_RAW_ on Dec 19, 2019

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