Revenge Thriller: Michael Balfry, CSC on Evangeline
In a dense forest by night a soft touch of yellow light from the nearby city shines between the black silhouettes of trees. A man dressed in white coveralls carries a woman and a spade. As he lays her on the ground, his glove-clad fingers gently caress her face, which is lit eerily blue. He unzips his coveralls, and as he enters her we slip into the woman’s mind. She is imprisoned in a cellar-like purgatory, bound to a chair and bewitched by a faceless, grey-skinned creature with dark hair and long fingernails. Back in the forest, the woman awakes and with one fast gesture tears out the intestines of her attacker, before slitting his throat and disappearing into the woods.
Karen Lam in De Krant (Dutch)
Interview with Karen Lam by World Daily News (Taiwanese)
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Interview with EVANGELINE Filmmaker Karen Lam by Ravenous Horror
When you think of the average horror filmmaker certain things come to mind—the nerdy eccentricity, the black T-shirt fashion motif. So it follows that certain other things don’t come to mind—ex-lawyer, yoga practitioner, Investigation Discovery television producer, for example. However, Vancouver, British Columbia’s Karen Lam isn’t your average horror filmmaker. While she’s already made an indelible mark on the horror genre with her short films that include The Cabinet (2007) and Doll Parts (2011) as well as her first feature Stained (2010), Lam is also an advocate for women filmmakers, horror filmmakers in particular. But most importantly, Lam is making the types of unforgettable fright flicks we’ll being writing about twenty years from now.
[Vancouver, BC] Finding Inspiration for Karen Lam’s Horror Flick, “Evangeline” by Otaku No Culture
Karen Lam’s romantic horror genre-bending movie, Evangeline is set make its move deeper into the film festival foray in Asia and Australia beginning this Summer. It made its world premiere last year at Stockholm’s Monsters of Film festival in September, and it has seen a limited release in Canada. In Vancouver, British Columbia, it will receive a special screening on May 15th at The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.) with a Q&A afterwards to discuss how this story was put together from an editorial standpoint.
Blood in the Snow Review: Evangeline by Cinema Axis
Karen Lam is a delightful woman. I know this simply from an interview I did with her for a podcast back in July of 2013. An award-winning director, writer, film and television producer, Karen is additionally professional, candid, and never shy about her women horror filmmakers advocacy. She was a natural choice for both me and my co-host to talk to about the Viscera Film Festival and her latest short The Meeting (2013). The film would go on to win the Best Film award at the event. Her work truly stands out from the rest. Much in the way filmmaker Devi Snively has a niche cinematic style she can call her own, Lam takes a personal yet universally empowering approach to style, tone, and characterization in the tales she brings to life.
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival kicks off with Evangeline by the Georgia Straight
IF IT’S DIVERSITY you want, then opening your film festival with a supernatural rape-revenge movie made by a female Chinese-Canadian director is a pretty great way to go. When the ninth annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival kicks off with its gala opening on Thursday (March 6), Evangeline will fit the bill to a fine T.
Thriller scores opening slot for Vancouver’s Women in Film Festival (with video) by the Vancouver Sun
Steven Spielberg’s Jaws inspired a lot of nightmares. It also inspired Vancouver filmmaker Karen Lam to create some nightmares of her own, including Evangeline, her new movie that kicks of the 2014 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival on March 8 (International Women’s Day).
Evangeline (2013) Film Review by The Film Corner
Canadian independent filmmaker Karen Lam doesn’t offer easy answers to the actions detailed in her chilling, original horror fantasia Evangeline.
Horror films showcased at Female Eye Film Festival | Toronto Star
For the first time the festival of female directors has a program featuring horror films, as more women take on the genre.
Evangeline (2013) Film Review by More Horror
Evangeline is a stylish and brutal gothic horror revenge film that looks great, sounds even better and before you’ve made your mind up that it’s just another typical revenge film…well, you’d be half right but don’t let that fool you because this particular film has got a great deal going on upstairs that you’ll have to peel back and look into and digest after all is said and slaughtered.
Genre Girl: Karen Lam’s Evangeline puts a female lens on a revenge fantasy tale
Whether or not you are a horror fan, Karen Lam’s sophomore film, the revenge thriller Evangeline, is a jaw-dropping experience. So much so, that the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF) opened their March 6th to 9th festival with the B.C premiere of the film.
Evangeline North American Premiere Announced!
BLOOD IN THE SNOW CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2013 at 7:00pm (Carlton Theatre, Toronto)
Evangeline will be premiering at Monsters of Film Festival Sweden!
Screening is on Sept 28th at 9pm (Stockholm).
Interview with EVANGELINE Filmmaker Karen Lam
When you think of the average horror filmmaker certain things come to mind—the nerdy eccentricity, the black T-shirt fashion motif. So it follows that certain other things don’t come to mind—ex-lawyer, yoga practitioner, Investigation Discovery television producer, for example.
Official Evangeline Trailer
Karen Lam’s film EVANGELINE, a feature-length version of her short film DOLL PARTS, finally has an official trailer. We showed you a short teaser a while back, but here’s the real thing, just in time for the film’s international premiere at Monsters of Film in Stockholm, Sweden at the end of September 2013.
Watch Exclusive EVANGELINE Trailer Here
New horror movie From Canadian Director Karen Lam.
New Trailer for Evangeline (Feature Film)
Loosely based on the award-winning horror short film, “Doll Parts,” Evangeline is a revenge fantasy about a young woman who is brutally killed by a group of sociopathic college frat boys, and comes back from the dead to seek vengeance.
Trailer for Horror Fantasy Film Evangeline
Here is the trailer for the revenge horror film EVANGELINE. In the film a young woman is left for dead by a fraternity leader and a couple of his friends. Something supernatural happens to bring the girl back to life for vengeance. It is hard to tell if she is possessed or if the entity jumps in and out of the young woman’s body.
Evangeline Rises for REVENGE!
We had already seen a promising teaser trailer for Karen Lam’s upcoming revenge horror Evangeline and now with the movie wrapped and a mere weeks away from its world premiere, we get a great looking new trailer.
Evangeline World Premiere Announcement from Horror Unlimited
Director Karen Lam’s second feature film, Evangeline will make to its world premiere debut at the exclusive Monsters of Film Festival in Stockholm, Sweden on September 28, 2013. The festival is organized by the leading Scandinavian distribution company Njutafilms, in collaboration with key European partners, and will showcase artistic genre films from around the world. Evangeline is one of only two horror films from North America, and the only Canadian feature film officially invited to the boutique festival!
Karen Lam’s Horror Feature ‘Evangeline’ Wraps
Karen Lam’s “Evangeline” has been on our radar since it was a script. After shooting two short films back to back (“The Meeting” and “Stalled”) Canadian filmmaker Lam decided to dive right into making a feature horror flick.
New Trailer for Evangeline (Feature Film)
Loosely based on the award-winning horror short film, “Doll Parts,” Evangeline is a revenge fantasy about a young woman who is brutally killed by a group of sociopathic college frat boys, and comes back from the dead to seek vengeance. It stars newcomer Kat de Lieva in the title role, and also Richard Harmon (“Continuum”) and David Lewis.
Evangeline First Look from Quiet Earth
Director Karen Lam is no newbie. The Vancouver based director has been producing and directing for over a decade with a couple of shorts and a feature under her belt, not to mention she’s this year’s recipient of the Artistic Innovation Award from Women in Film.
Karen Lam and Karen Wong wrap new feature film Evangeline
Evangeline, the new feature film by writer/director Karen Lam (NSI Drama Prize, NSI Totally Television) and producer Karen Wong (NSI Drama Prize, NSI Totally Television) recently wrapped production in B.C.