UK Readers: Win Where the Devil Hides on DVD!

Dread Central - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 06:00

To celebrate the release of Where the Devil Hides, the eerie and atmospheric possession chiller coming to UK DVD tomorrow (26th January 2015), we have one (1) copy to give away courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

Like recent super-cool indie sleeper-hit The Sacrament, Where the Devil Hides (known in the States as The Devil’s Hand) revolves around a religious cult. Unlike that film, Where the Devil Hides’ cast features some of cinema’s most iconic actors – Colm Meaney, Rufus Sewell and Jennifer Carpenter all turn in career-best performances.

Where the Devil Hides is available to order on Amazon now!

Related Story:  The Devil’s Hand – Exclusive Interview with Adelaide Kane

To be in with a chance of winning, simply send an email to contests@dreadcentral.com with the subject line “UK DEVIL HIDES” and including YOUR FULL NAME AND POSTAL ADDRESS before the competition closing date of 2nd February. We’ll take care of the rest.

Directed by Christian E. Christiansen, Where the Devil Hides stars the aforementioned trio of Sewell, Meaney, and Carpenter alongside Alycia Debnam Carey, Thomas McDonell, Adelaide Kane, and Leah Pipes.

Synopsis:
When six baby girls are born on the sixth night of the sixth month, it spells doom for a religious cult who have prophesied that one of them will be the devil. Elder Beacon (Meaney) resolves to kill the infants but is stopped by one baby’s father, Jacob (Sewell). 18 years later, on the eve of the prophecy’s completion, someone starts killing the girls, one-by-one.

Please note that this competition is open ONLY to UK readers. Good luck!


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Eli Roth’s ‘The Green Inferno’ Crash Landing Soon!

bloody disgusting - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:24

Back in August the devastating news hit that Eli Roth’s cannibal horror The Green Inferno (read our review; and our second review) was pulled from release. Since then, the horror community has been waiting on pins and needles for release news.

Out of the Sundance Film Festival, where Roth’s Knock Knock just premiered (read our review), the genre auteur revealed that it has all been sorted out, and will be coming to theaters soon.

“As of right now, all systems are go for the theatrical release,” Roth revealed to Indiewire. “Here’s the thing: everyone is working to resolve it. Open Road has been amazing through this entire process. I really love them, they’ve been great. Even with whatever situation World View is going through, everyone is working together to find the best, cleanest, most positive resolution and get the film out in the widest release possible.”

And when might it get released? Roth exclaims, “I think realistically it would be in the August to September range.”

Heading deep into the Amazon are Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanton, who star in the pic that “follows a group of student activists who from New York City travel to the Amazon to protect a dying tribe, but crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they saved.

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‘The Crow’ Back to Square One…Again

bloody disgusting - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 18:50

Annoyingly, Relativity and director Corin Hardy are searching for a new star for The Crow reboot, as Luke Evans has officially exited the project to pursue other projects, his publicist has confirmed to TheWrap.

Honestly, it’s all for the best as Evans wasn’t all that impressive in Dracula Untold, and we’re personally hoping that Thor‘s Tom Hiddleston comes back around to it. It’s just that, seriously, come on, make the movie already….

The site continued, Evans was poised to play Eric Draven when F. Javier Gutierrez was attached to direct The Crow, but production was delayed and with no new start date in sight, Evans was forced to pass and move on.

Hardy signed on in early December but has been busy with post-production on his feature debut The Hallow, which premieres at Sundance this week. Now that Evans has officially parted ways with the project, Hardy will have the opportunity to put together his own vision for the film.

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‘The Strangers 2′ Finally Happening?!

bloody disgusting - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 18:42

Some big news out of EFM as it looks as if The Strangers 2 is finally headed towards the trailer park, Bloody Disgusting learned.

Marcel Langenegger (Deception) is now attached to direct with the screenplay by Ben Ketai (Chosen).

‘Strangers 2′ is a thrilling sequel that lives up to the hype of the original film. After financial troubles force them to move out of their house, a family of four try to make it through the night in a deserted trailer park while being hunted by the savage, ax-wielding, mask-wearing trio wrecking havoc once again.

Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Nathan Kahane and Trevor Macy produce.

This project has had more than a handful of false starts, so, until casting begins, I refuse to believe it’s a reality.

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Advance 5 Skull Comic Review: ‘Space Riders’ #1 Is Fucking Sublime

bloody disgusting - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 17:37

‘Space Riders’ #1 is a radical tale of death and destruction set against the mesmerizing, technicolor dream world of the cosmos. Clearly taking numerous visual cues from Jack Kirby’s depictions of space, it becomes a character in and of it’s self with a vivid and arresting aesthetic. This gorgeous backdrop meshes perfectly with the grizzled badass of a protagonist, Capitan Peligro; a member of the elite Space Riders. A man who would be right at home among the ranks of storytelling’s most hardcore badasses, think Han Solo with the edge of Fear Agent’s Heathrow Huston.

WRITTEN BY: Fabian Rangel Jr

ART BY: Alexis Ziritt

PUBLISHER: Black Mask Studios
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: March 25, 2015

Reviewed By Torin Chambers

Capitan Peligro appears to be a Space Rider of some renown who sails the cosmic space ways in his ghoulish ship The Santa Muerte. A ship shaped like a literal human skull that takes rad to a whole other level and just looks killer. Our story begins with a fantastical space battle against the mighty Norrax Armada. Our hero, Capitan Peligro, has the enemy on the ropes, devastating them with the awesome might of The Santa Muerte until some slick son of a bitch gets the drop on him. Embedding a knife deep within his eye, directly through the glass of his space helmet. With a knife jutting out of his face Capitan Peligro slowly drifts into the infinite expanses of the universe. He’s brought back from the brink by his father voice that spurs him on, giving him the strength to activate his tracking beacon. The Santa Muerte swiftly responds and saves it’s Capitan, whisking him back to the safety of the Headquarters of The E.I.S.F.

Alexis Ziritt’s art is out of this world, it’s got some of the prettiest pictures I’ve ever seen. Space Riders looks like the tapestry of a glorious space epic, one that I could stare at until my eyes bleed and fall from their sockets.  The galaxy is a bright and vibrant place, with beautifully striking planets and stars creating a visual smorgasbord that’s a treat to behold.

Fabian Rangel Jr, Alexis Ziritt and Ryan Ferrier have created an instant classic and establish the foundations of a masterpiece. This is the sublime and beautiful story that you’d only get in a comic. A magnificent space epic is beginning; make sure you get in on the ground floor this March.

Torin Chambers is a rad dude from the nineties who does film stuff or something. Thomas the Tank Engine is his favorite transformer. Find him on Twitter @TorinsChambers

 

Categories: Horror News

[Sundance '15] Bidding War For ‘The Witch’

bloody disgusting - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 17:34

The horror drama The Witch, which premiered on Friday at the Sundance Film Festival, is expected to sell over the weekend, with a number of distributors expressing interest in the supernatural film set in 17th-century New England, Variety reports.

Radius-TWC has made an offer on the film and A24 remains very much in the mix for the film, according to sources familiar with the matter. There are also at least two other studios thought to be circling the project, which could drive the price for film up if bidding grows heated.

One distribution executive admired the film greatly, but indicated that it would work better as a video-on-demand and digital release, believing it might be too edgy and off-beat to succeed theatrically.

Robert Eggers both writes and directs with Anya Taylor Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Lucas Dawson, Ellie Grainger starring.

New England in the 1630s: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness. When their newborn son vanishes and crops fail, the family turns on one another. Beyond their worst fears, a supernatural evil lurks in the nearby wood.

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[Sundance '15 Review] Eli Roth’s ‘Knock Knock’ a Glorious Taboo Thriller!

bloody disgusting - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 17:26

Reviewed by Fred Topel

Eli Roth’s latest movie is his most F’ed up and his least violent, thus proving the talent was not simply for outdoing the gore. There is a masterful skill at manipulating the audience, but in a way that we trust the filmmaker to take us on that ride, and it’s not a not a one trick formula. With Knock Knock, Roth proves he can apply this skill to any genre.

Loving family man Evan (Keanu Reeves), sends his wife and kids off the beach while he stays home to work. When two lost girls, Genesis (Lorenza Izzo) and Bel (Ana de Armas) knock on his door, he invites them in out of the rain and shows them hospitality while they wait 45 minutes for an Uber. By the end of the night, the girls seduce Evan, and that’s when things get really weird.

It’s not even really a fantasy gone wrong. I mean, it’s playing on the stereotypical male threesome fantasy, but I don’t fantasize about having a threesome. I fantasize about having one woman who’ll watch movies with me. I can relate to Evan’s temptation though because I do like to make friends. What if I let the wrong girls into my house? We have to be really vigilant as a society to stick to our values. People will try to corrupt us all around, and I’ve been pressured into making bad decisions nonsexually so I’m not going to judge someone for succumbing to a very strange, unexpected situation.

Evan is punished in a taboo thriller that will put Fifty Shades of Grey to shame. It reminded me of the glorious erotic thriller genre, but with a real edge that none of the ‘90s movies could touch, not even Basic Instinct. Knock Knock is dealing with a sexual manipulation deadlier than physical violence, but when it does turn violent, the tools of the violence have been so well established that it feels more brutal than Hostel.

Reeves is great with the kids, which adds to our disappointment when he violates his family’s trust, but also our sympathies when he gets in so deep. There’s also something special about watching one of cinema’s greatest action heroes (yeah, I said it) become the helpless victim. Izzo and de Armas are terrifying. They are so volatile, their unpredictable personalities are even scarier than the tortures they commit.

I don’t want to spoil any of Knock Knock this early. Audiences should be able to watch it unfold the way I did knowing very little about it except that it’s Keanu Reeves, two women and directed by Eli Roth. That should be enough to get anyone in the door and I can vouch for the film and filmmakers. They went there.

Categories: Horror News

[Sundance '15] Woman Recalls Her ‘Nightmare’ (Clip)

bloody disgusting - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:23

Room 237 director Rodney Ascher is back with The Nightmare, premiering at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival.

The pic is described as a documentary-horror film exploring the phenomenon of sleep paralysis through the eyes of eight people. “They (and a surprisingly large number of others) often find themselves trapped between the sleeping and awake realms, unable to move but aware of their surroundings while subject to disturbing sights and sounds.

A teaser clip was posted below where a woman recalls her terrifying moment of sleep paralysis. Imagine not being able to move while you’re haunted by something – or someone.

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Wes Craven Producing ‘Scream’-Inspired ‘The Girl In the Photographs’

bloody disgusting - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:17

Bloody Disgusting learned today that Al-Ghanim Entertainment (AGE), a Los Angeles and Kuwaiti-based specialty financing and production company, announced its first project today – and it involves the great Wes Craven.

The first project to be announced under this new banner is The Girl In the Photographs, which the company will both finance and produce. Horror legend Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Scream) is set to executive produce, and Craven’s protégé Nick Simon (writer of The Pyramid, Cold COmes the Night) is set to direct.

The Girl In the Photographs is an original thriller inspired by Craven’s nineties blockbuster Scream. Set against the glamorous backdrop of the fashion world, the film will bring a modern sensibility to the genre.

Brandon M. Vayda and Krystal Tiffany Vayda will executive produce alongside Craven and Alghanim, with Thomas Mahoney set to produce along with Chung.

The film is currently in the casting stage.

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Eli Roth Unleashes ‘Knock Knock’ Teaser Trailer

bloody disgusting - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:55

Some doors should not be opened…

After the saddening news that Green Inferno was postponed indefinitely, it’s a bit of brightness to get a taste of director Eli Roth’s new film Knock Knock (read our review), which stars Keanu Reeves (Constantine). Roth dropped the Sundance teaser trailer earlier tonight and it gives us 30 seconds to feel the flavor of his upcoming psychological thriller.

The Sundance synopsis reads:

Evan Webber (Keanu Reeves) is living the dream. Just look at his beautiful, successful wife, his two wonderful kids, and his truly stunning house—which he designed himself. Of course he did. Things are going so well, Evan doesn’t even mind spending Father’s Day alone while the rest of his family heads out for a beach weekend. And then there’s a knock on the door.
The two young women (Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas) standing on Evan’s doorstep are where Evan’s dream takes a nightmarish turn. Given co-writer/director Eli Roth’s well-deserved reputation for creating cinematic discomfort, it should come as no surprise what happens next: Things get weird, and then dark, and then much, much, much darker. But this is no splatter film, so Roth keeps the horror nice and psychological as Evan’s life—and house—get ripped apart, piece by beautiful piece.

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[TV] Surprise “Hannibal” Casting Intros “Red Dragon” Character

bloody disgusting - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:55

“True Blood’s” Rutina Wesley (who was one of the best actors on the show) is joining NBC’s “Hannibal” as a pivotal character from Thomas Harris’ “Red Dragon” novel in season three, reports Variety.

She’ll play Reba McClane, a blind woman who enters into a relationship with the psychotic Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), and helps soothe his murderous urges — at least at first. Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) will come into contact with Dolarhyde (aka “The Tooth Fairy”) around the eighth episode of the third season.

Also joining the cast in season three is Nina Arianda, who will play Will Graham’s wife, Molly. The new episodes will also revisit the mutilated Mason Verger (with Joe Anderson replacing Michael Pitt in the role) and a number of other characters who had unfortunate encounters with Mads Mikkelsen’s titular killer.

Categories: Horror News

“The Walking Dead” Vet Joins ‘The Boy’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:55

Lauren Cohan, one of the better players in “The Walking Dead,” is signing on to star in The Boy, a horror thriller from Lakeshore Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment, says THR.

William Brent Bell, who directed the awful, awful WER, as well as The Devil Inside, is helming the project, which is eyeing a March start in British Columbia.

The script, written by Stacey Menear, “centers on a nanny (Cohan) who is tasked with overseeing a lifelike doll by a bizarre couple who treat it as a real child. The couple use the doll as way to cope with the death of their young son, but the nanny becomes increasingly convinced that it is alive.

Producing are Lakeshore’s Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg, Vertigo’s Roy Lee and Adam Stone, along with Jim Wedaa.

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This Nessie Ladle Proves the Creature Can Cook!

bloody disgusting - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:40

Here’s a fun item that’s peaking up for sale at Animica USA.

Believe it or not, out of the deep pot comes Nessie!

Diving into your favorite soup or standing by ready to use, a legendary time in the kitchen is guaranteed with the Nessie Ladle!

It’s only $15 and the cutest thing ever.

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Twisted Music Video Of The Week Vol. 171: Murderdolls “My Dark Place Alone”

bloody disgusting - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:30

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to get twisted.

For this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week, we’re going back to 2010 for the “My Dark Place Alone” video from Murderdolls, the group that features ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison and Wednesday 13. The video doesn’t really have any story going for it. Basically, it’s performance footage of the band, who are covered in some nasty substance, interspersed with images of an old man in a wheelchair and a nurse standing next to him. However, the visuals are reminiscent of the style of director William Malone and his films House On Haunted Hill and FearDotCom.

If you’ve got a suggestion for a Twisted Music Video, leave it in the comments below!

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[Slamdance '15 Review] ‘Bloodsucking Bastards’ Is Like ‘Office Space’ With Vampires

bloody disgusting - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:04

The 2015 edition of the Slamdance Film Festival kicked off this week with the world premiere of Bloodsucking Bastards – a horror comedy in the spirit of Office Space, only with vampires. A lot of cross genre attempts only do one or the other well or fall completely on their faces. But this one is a real gut buster (figuratively and literally) loaded with rapid-fire humor and buckets of blood certain to entertain the most discerning horror fan.

Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods) stars as Evan, an ambitious employee at an office job where they sell as-seen-on-TV junk over the phone. He’s having a rough day. He’s in the doghouse with his girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) because when she confessed her love for him, his stunningly idiotic reply was “No.” And now the sales manager position he figured was in the bag has gone to Max (Pedro Pascal), the smug prick who stole his girl in college. How could Evan’s bummer of a day get any worse? Cancer. That would suck. But he doesn’t get cancer. He gets vampires. As his colleagues begin to turn, Evan and his right hand man Tim (Joey Kern) take on the vampiric horde with makeshift weapons found around the office – leading to some ridiculous situations.

Kranz is fantastic as the hard-luck schlub that you can’t help rooting for. He carries the film deftly with his Charlie Brown demeanor, but it’s the supporting cast that really crank this sucker up to a level of greatness. The stand out is Kern (Cabin Fever) as Tim. Kern’s comedic timing and delivery is ridiculous. He spits some seriously quotable lines (“bam snap”) and really drives a lot of the comedy home. Emma Fitzpatrick does a great job riffing off of the stable of foul-mouthed men around the office. Also rounding out the cast is Joel Murray, Parvesh Cheena, Justin Ware, and Marshall Givens, a burly security guard with a fondness for Kelly Clarkson.

The comedy in Brian James O’Connell’s film either lands or it doesn’t, usually when it seems like they’re trying too hard to be raunchy. But when the comedy hits it hits hard and relentless. There’s really no room to breathe in between gags. Fans of sharp potty humor are going to love this one. On the horror tip, Bloodsucking Bastards boasts some impressive makeup and just enough gore. There’s nothing really noteworthy, but what is on the screen looks great and by the end the walls are painted red. Decapitations, head stabbing, and people just plain exploding. It’s all there and it’s all glorious.

O’Connell’s got some indie comedies under his belt that I’m unfamiliar with (Model BallAngry White Man), but with Bloodsucking Bastards he displays a real panache for timing and staging ensemble work. The film takes place in one day and night, all within the confines of the office. The vampire rage scenes are staged really well around the cubicles and other office obstacles. Anyone who’s ever worked in a cubicle office environment (myself included) will appreciate a lot of the gags and jabs at office life. The little shit they do in the movie to keep from losing their mind of boredom (juggling staplers, inventing stupid games) is disturbingly relatable.

Also, Bloodsucking Bastards reveals the depressing truth behind fluorescent lighting in offices. Don’t miss this one once it’s released!

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R.I.P. Edgar Froese Of Tangerine Dream Dies At Age 70

bloody disgusting - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:56

Sad news today as electronic pioneers Tangerine Dream have announced that founding member Edgar Froese has passed away at age 70. Froese died on Tuesday suddenly from the effects of a pulmonary embolism in Vienna.

The band wrote the following through their official Facebook page:

The sadness in our hearts is immensely.

Edgar once said: “There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address.”

Edgar, this is a little comfort to us.

Tangerine Dream was known for their amazing electronic albums as well as their fantastic film scores, which included Near Dark, Firestarter, Sorceror, and more.

I feel a sharp loss here as their score for Ridley Scott’s Legend is the reason that I’m obsessed with music today. I remember hearing the music during the opening sequence and sitting in front of a practice keyboard trying to figure out the chords and melodies by ear. The soundtrack was also one of the first records I actively sought out, ultimately needing to get it shipped overseas.

Rest in peace, Mr. Froese. Thank you for your amazing contributions to music. The world is a bit darker without you in it.

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[Sundance '15] Intense New Stills From ‘The Hallow’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:41

Recently attached as the new director of The Crow, Corin Hardy’s Hallow was announced to World Premiere at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival.

Hailing out of Ireland, some new images from the film starring Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, and Michael Smiley.

It’s got a sting of The Thing inspiration, and is definitely not for the dog lovers out there.

When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland to survey an area of ancient forest believed by the superstitious locals to be hallowed ground, he unwittingly disturbs a horde of terrifying beings and must fight to protect his family.

Hardy previously cited classic horrors like The Evil Dead, Alien and The Thing as boyhood inspirations.

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[Sundance '15] The Apocalypse Looks Fun In This ‘Z for Zachariah’ Clip

bloody disgusting - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:33

The apocalypse never looked so fun!

Here’s a swinging clip from Craig Zobel’s Z for Zachariah, premiering at Sundance before Roadside Attractions sets a date for 2015.

In a post-apocalyptic world, a young woman who believes she is the last human on Earth meets a dying scientist searching for survivors. Their relationship becomes tenuous when another survivor appears. As the two men compete for the woman’s affection, their primal urges begin to reveal their true nature.

Cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, and Chris Pine.

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‘Late Phases’ Becomes ‘Night of the Wolf’ For Home Video

bloody disgusting - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:26

There’s something awful hiding in the woods and it’s coming after the unsuspecting in the gripping and acclaimed Late Phases: Night of the Wolf (review).

From the director of Penumbra, Cold Sweat and Here Comes The Devil, the horror film will be available for Digital Download and on Blu-ray and DVD from Dark Sky Films on March 10, 2015.

Bonus Features on the Blu-ray and DVD will include: Commentary with Director Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Making Of Featurette and the FX Featurette.

“Blind war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici, Stake Land, We Are What We Are) has recently moved to Crescent Bay, a seemingly peaceful community on the outskirts of a dense forest. On his first night in his new home, McKinley hears his elderly neighbor attacked by something he’s convinced isn’t human.

When the creature then kills his seeing eye dog, McKinley’s thirst for justice turns into a one-man vendetta against the monster that’s terrorizing his neighborhood. And when he’s stonewalled by both the police and his fellow residents, he decides to gear up and prepare to fight the beast one-on-one. Now it’s man vs. myth as the take-no-prisoners McKinley readies himself for what could be his final battle.

With a stunning lead performance (“Nick Damici is great” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com), director Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s LATE PHASES: NIGHT OF THE LONE WOLF is a suspense thrill ride unlike any other. The Dark Sky theatrical release also stars Ethan Embry (Cheap Thrills, Eagle Eye, Vacancy) and Tina Louise (Gilligan’s Island, The Stepford Wives).”

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Stare Down At ‘The Ones Below’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:21

Protagonist Pictures is bringing The Ones Below to the EFM.

Directed by David Farr, the film is described as “A nerve-shredding psychological thriller that makes you question how well you know your neighbours.

The cast includes David Morrissey (Welcome to the Punch, Nowhere Boy, The Other Boleyn Girl) Stephen Campbell Moore (The Bank Job, The History Boys, The Children) Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter Saga, 127 Hours, In Bruges) and Laura Birn (Purge, Heart Of A Lion).

Icon Film Distribution will release in the UK.

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