When four struggling Indie band members stop at a lonely roadside café for an innocent slice of pie, they find themselves imprisoned in the deranged café owner’s bizarre art collection and must battle a sinister force with an appetite for souls. Flying Dolphin Production wrapped production on The Sweet Taste of Souls on Friday, September 14th.
In the film, "Nerves are frayed after an all-night drive when Nate, Kyle, Wendy and Lily spot “Elle’s Kountry Kitchen” in the quaint rural town of Angel Falls and decide to make a brief stop for pie.
The eerie café and Ellinore’s disturbing demeanor are disconcerting enough but the café also displays an unsettling photo gallery – of previous wayfarers all in odd, stiffly posed positions. In fact, the people in the photos are alive, trapped in their little photo prisons, free to move about except when customers enter.
A sinister force also lurks in the cursed café. It directs Ellinore’s sad, broken mind and orchestrates her bizarre photography “collection”.
When a problem with one of the photographs causes Ellinore to drown its captives in a fit of rage, she composites a new photo with the images she secretly took of her last visitors. As the replacement shoots off the printer Nate, Kyle, Wendy and Lily suddenly get “disappeared” out of their van. They awake to find themselves in a stark photo prison. Through their one glass wall they see the outside world – the empty café they just left. They must escape before Ellinore’s escalating temper causes her to replace them as well.
But some dangers are even more penetrating than death: Evil is always hungry for souls. It cultivates terror, manipulates fear and seduces with revenge. Nate’s good heart understands and resists but Lily’s heart is tender, traumatized, vulnerable – just like Ellinore’s was before Evil first seduced her. Lily becomes Evil’s next convert."
Sweet Taste of Souls is directed by Terry Ross from a script by Felicity Mudgett. The film stars Honey Lauren, Sarah J. Bartholomew, John Paul Salandria, Mark A. Valesiano, and Amber Danielle Gaston.