Exclusive: ALL YOU NEED IS DEATH Poster Looks Promisingly Ominous

Paul Duane's Irish folk horror will bring an 'ancient evil and madness' to the modern age.

By Amber T · @hornbloodfire · May 16, 2023, 1:30 PM EDT
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We're always happy to hear about new folk horror, especially from the country that gave us The Hole In The Ground, You Are Not My Mother and Caveat. Today, we've got a brand new poster for upcoming Irish horror All You Need is Death and it looks just as promisingly creepy as the title.

All You Need is Death marks the first horror feature from Dublin-based director and writer Paul Duane (Very Extremely Dangerous) and is currently in the Cannes market as part of the New Visions Slate from XYZ Films (Something in the Dirt, Nocebo).

Olwen Fouéré (Mandy, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Charlie Maher (Blue Lights), Simone Collins (The Last Duel) and Gary Whelan (The Contract) star, and the film follows:

A young couple, who are a part of a mysterious, secret organization, travel at night with the desire to discover forbidden knowledge. They believe that living, modern alchemy is contained in old, forgotten songs. When they find an elderly, mysterious woman who sings songs that have never been heard before, they open the door to an ancient evil and madness.

Alchemy? Secret organizations? Elderly women singing mysterious songs? Sounds like a recipe for an instant folk horror classic! To give you some idea of what we're in for, style-wise, films that influenced Duane when creating his first horror include feel-good hits like Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Cure, Andrzej Żuławski's Possession and David Cronenberg's Scanners.

Artist Haley Marie Hennier created the poster that we're proud to debut you today, and as you can see, it rocks (get it?). A creepy cliffside, ominous full moon and two tiny little figures give us the impression that All You Need is Death is going to do what all good folk horrors should do and make us puny humans feel meaningless in the face of big, bad Mother Nature.

All You Need is Death is currently in post-production and is scheduled to be with us in late 2023, with XYZ Films handling a U.S. release. More updates as and when we get them: now here's that poster we promised!