Writer/director Keith Wright’s ‘Harold’s Going Stiff’ isn’t the tale of a viagra enduced OAP, but a new Brit zombie comedy horror about a pensioner who is slowly becoming zombified. The low budget Frisson Film production stars Stan Rowe in the title role alongside Sarah Spencer, Eleanor James, Andy Pandini, Molly Howe, Roger Bingham, Jane Hardcastle, Lee Thompson, Phil Gascoyne and Michaela Anne Rowe. Check out what director Wright had to say below and don’t forget to check out the new promo over at the official website. There’s also a batch of stills for you to cast your eyes over.
“Set in Yorkshire, England, Harold’s Going Stiff tells the tale of Harold Gimble, a pensioner who is slowly becoming zombified from a male only condition called Onset Rigors Disease (ORD). He is assigned a young nurse, Penny, to ease his stiffness and they quickly become good friends. But as their relationship blossoms Harold takes a turn for the worse and soon they are on the run from a group of bloodthirsty vigilantes.”
Wright has been speaking with ShockTillYouDrop and had the following to say:
“Most zombie films are about the battle, which is obviously good fun and we’ve got some of that too, but I was also interested to explore the story from a more humanistic point of view. Our film is centered around Harold, a character who is slowly becoming zombified and we see how that affects his relationship with his close friend Penny. Disease is a horrifying threat, but it can also be the source of great strength and determination in people, and that’s something that lies at the heart of Harold’s Going Stiff.”
Although the film was scripted, Keith wanted to allow room for improvisation on set. “I love improvisation, for me it keeps the shoot exciting, unpredictable and fresh, and it’s where a lot of the films humour comes from. You’ve no idea what might come out of a characters mouth and it adds another layer of realism that I could never have scripted,” Keith says.
‘Harold’s Going Stiff’ Stills
The movie is currently in post production but you can check out the official site for ‘Harold’s Going Stiff’ where you can see lots more great stuff.
‘Harold’s Going Stiff’ Teaser Poster
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