The Temple Of Lilith
article by Rachael Rumancek
After a successful run throughout the festival circuit with multi award winning film The Flesh of the Void, writer, director and cinematic mad-man James Quinn of Sodom and Chimera productions is back with his latest daunting psychosomatic adventure with short film, The Temple of Lilith.
From the press release:
“After the last witch of the south became ashes, never to be remembered, the mother of darkness, Lilith, rises from the ground to harvest the fruits of deadly sin, and set an end to the holocaust of the saints, the religious pandemic that tried to enslave and ultimately annihilate her kind. Planting the seeds of the goat into her skull, she goes her way, on a quest of darkness, to open the gates of hell, become one with the lord of flies.”
I like to think of the Temple of Lilith as not only an echo of Quinn’s short film Sulfur for Leviathan, but the film’s wicked little sister whose metaphysical calling is to seduce, corrupt and lay waste to those of Faith. There is nothing joyous about this film however it is guaranteed to evoke a variety of feelings. For some, The Temple of Lilith is a blasphemous work of the Devil, for others it’s a glimpse into madness and morbidity but for some of us, well, for some of us this film is quite more erotic and enrapturing than most could ever fathom.
In my recent interview with The Temple of Lilith mastermind, James Quinn, he went on to reflect on his work and the particular vibes and feelings he intends to create within his film’s viewers:
“Darkness. Pure darkness, of any kind…I went through some rather unpleasant years, and all of what I do is driven by the desire to manifest my darkness visually. I’m at a point now where it’s changing a bit, I feel better than ever at the moment, so some of my stuff is becoming a bit more confident and less desperate and depressing, but in its core, I just really want to create darkness on screen. Personal one though, that has to be said. I have no desire at all to portray society’s wrongdoings, this “mirror to society” people so often talk about, I’m really not interested in that. There are enough films depicting it. I want to show people something completely different. Something that does not stem from societal frustration, but personal madness and darkness of the mind. I try to keep things unique, and this is a concept that works very well with that. “
The Temple of Lilith is now streaming free via Sodom and Chimera, or you can conveniently watch it below. Now please, Darlings, trust me when I tell you that The Temple of Lilith will be three of the most sirenic and comfortingly sinful minutes of your life.