From the Director of 'DEADTIME' and 'Zombie Harvest' Tony Jopia, comes Crying Wolf!
Synopsis: They're Hungry, Hairy and ready to hunt you down! The comedy horror Crying Wolf tells the story of strange and weird goings on in a little English village called Deddington. The gruesome death of local girl Charlotte by a rabid monster causes alarm and revulsion - before desperate reporters, crazy detectives and revenge seeking hunters descend on the scene!
Crying wolf is a fast paced British comedy horror that will keep you howling for more!
From the Director of 'DEADTIME' and 'Crying Wolf' comes Cute Little Buggers! Will you let them take our women?
Synopsis: It's Gremlins meets Hot Fuzz set in the English countryside. When hostile aliens crash land on local farmland the villagers at the summer ball get suspicious when young women start going missing. The villagers soon band together around our hero Melchoir to fend off the invaders and bring back peace to the sleepy English countryside!
B-movie laughs in this creature feature from Director Tony Jopia.
Our hook for Apocalypse revolves around us having 15 different countries all shooting footage of zombie mayhem in their own countries which we then will use as news footage throughout our movie. We hope to give our indie movie an epic feel.
While an enzyme that causes the dead to reanimate brings the world to its knees, the scientist responsible entrusts his cataclysmic findings to Katya Nevin, a troubled ex-war correspondent turned anchor-woman at W.W News. While she and the rest of her crew witness the collapse of society via video feeds from around the globe, a deadly special agent climbs the building floor by floor, his only goal to ensure her silence. Armed only with information and an indomitable will to live, Katya must overcome her crippling anxiety and learn to lead in order to make it out of the studio and into a terrifying new world where only the dead survive.
We have an artist creating two prequel digital comics based on our two main characters. Here is a sample of the cover.
We have also got a viral campaign, teasers and a competition coming in the next couple of months.
The most terrifying thing to man or woman after loneliness is fear itself, it may help us to make rational thoughts to deliver positivity however Fear itself has 2 sides. There is an psychological effect which can fester terror and in Jeremy Lovering's In Fear that fear is delivered in it's simplest most effective form, well almost.
In Fear is the feature directorial debut for veteran TV director Jeremy Lovering starring British upstarts Ian De Caestacker (Agents of S.h.i.e.l.d) and Alice Englert (Ginger And Rosa).They play Tom and Lucy a young couple in the early days of their relationship and heading to a music festival somewhere in Ireland. On the way to the festival venue Tom surprises Lucy by booking a night's stay at a near by country house hotel. Reluctantly Lucy agrees to go and en route to that hotel the pair follow the signs frustration takes over when they seem to be going round in circles terror takes over when darkness falls the penny drops when the couple believe someone is playing tricks on them.
In Fear is a lesson on how to deliver the maximum effect on screen with the minimalist of resources. We dive head first into our primal fears as if we are experiencing the emotions Tom and Lucy are experiencing. Things do seem to work largely thanks to improv skills of our young leads who are drip fed snippets of what lay ahead for them help making their fear, genuinely convincing.
As the roads tart to encroach our young couple, tensions rise paranoia strikes as things go missing making things intense most of all claustrophobic. As Tom and Lucy are pushed to their limits the fabric of their relationship disintegrate, mysterious Max (Allen Leech) appears this is when In Fear unravels.
The last third of the film becomes cliched, outlandish even very predictable which is a crying shame as De Caestecker and Englert deliver strong raw performance.. In Fear may not deliver anything remotely new in plot what it does do is deliver a film full of atmosphere, tension spoiled by a frustrating ending.
Distributor: Studiocanal UK
Release Date: 15th November 2013 (UK)
Director: Jeremy Lovering
Cast: Alice Englert, Ian de caestecker, Allen leech
Director: David Keating, Starring: Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle, Timothy Spall
There are probably too many good things to say about Irish horror Wake Wood to fit in this review, and without giving too much away, but I will do my best.
The story is genuinely compelling; two grieving parents are offered the chance to see their child again but only for three days. Of course it’s not as simple as that but because you feel for these characters; it’s difficult to watch any problems. This brings us nicely onto our next point. Due to the aforementioned ‘problems’, I am not giving spoilers, there is a surprising amount of gore in this movie. However, this was not played for fun as with a torture porn movie but rather was there to really get under your skin and you can see your reaction on the faces of the onlookers on screen. This is one of the elements that make this a successful film and one that is not easily forgotten.
The acting in this movie is brilliant. The parents are portrayed sensitively and realistically; they have to make hefty sacrifices to see their daughter again but this gift is so precious to them that they barely give them a second thought. When Timothy Spall’s character is introduced he seems suspicious and his depiction of ‘village chief’ is reminiscent of Christopher Lee’s quietly sinister acting in The Wicker Man, never a bad comparison. The best of a great bunch however is newcomer Ella Connolly who does a wonderful job switching from innocent to evil as things go awry. Her performance was so frightening in fact that when the doorbell rang half way through this film I was genuinely worried for a split second that she had found me! It should also be noted that I was watching this movie in the daylight.
In conclusion, I would strongly recommend this horror as although it’s not always an easy watch you will be rewarded for your perseverance and will be unsettled for at least a few days. Horror at its finest as it uses real human fears as its basis.
Director: Steve Laurence, Starring: Emily Baxter, Martin Laurence, Ryan Elliott
To put it bluntly British horror Art of Darkness, otherwise known as Art House Massacre, is a solidly average film. This is still quite an accomplishment for a movie with an unknown cast and a small budget however.
The acting is often wooden but the stand-out from the movie is without a doubt Emily Baxter who will hopefully have a future in this. She really carries the film and presents a well-rounded character that you can actually relate to. It is a shame the same cannot be said for her on-screen husband whose actions just don’t quite make sense given his situation.
There is a suitable amount of gore to be enjoyed and it is done well considering the limited resources of the film. Unfortunately, there are also several long scenes with overly distracting music which just involve characters exploring or attempting escape in the dark which I felt disrupted the tone of the movie. As a result, although the plot is interesting I feel it loses some audience engagement as it feels overly drawn out.
The discovery of the killer’s ‘collection’ and a final action scene help end the film on a high note. This is not a film in which the scares will stay with you for a long period but it was one in which I wanted to see how the surviving characters fared after the credits rolled so it depends on what you want from your horror.
This film has its faults but is definitely worth a watch as it’s a good example of a starting point in horror and I am interested to see what Steve Laurence produces in the future.