Another reason (if you didn’t already have enough) to visit this years Film4 Frightfest event in Glasgow is the new UK horror anthology feast ‘Little Deaths’. The Almost Midnight Production will be playing at the festival on Friday 25 February. More info, including the full synopsis, for each of the trio of tales from writer/directors Sean Hogan, Andrew Parkinson and Simon Rumley can be found below. Lucky attendees will also be able to check out ‘I Saw The Devil’, ‘Machete Maidens Unleashed!’, ‘Rubber’, ‘Territories’, ‘The Shrine’, ‘Mother’s Day’ and ‘Hobo With A Shotgun’ over the weekend of 25-26 February 2011. ‘Little Deaths’ stars the likes of Daniel Brocklebank, Christopher Fairbank, Amy Joyce Hastings, Luke de Lacey, Phoenix James, Brendan Gregory, Siubhan Harrison, Holly Lucas and Scott Ainslie. Check out the plot details and one-sheet below.
“Composed of three disturbingly sensual and terrifying short narratives, unified by the twin themes of sex and death.”
House and Home
Writen and Directed by Sean Hogan
A well-to-do yuppie couple, Richard and Victoria, pose as concerned religious do-gooders in order to lure homeless girls back to their home for perverted sex games. Deciding upon their latest target, a mysterious young woman named Sorrow; they drug and imprison her before subjecting her to a series of assaults and humiliations. However, the captive girl is not as helpless as she first appears and the couple soon find the rules of the game have changed…
Written and Directed by Andrew Parkinson
Jen, a former prostitute and recovering drug addict, is undergoing therapy in a bid to turn her life around. Her new therapist, Dr Reece, comes as a recommendation via her boyfriend Frank. But unbeknownst to Jen, Frank and Dr Reece have a shadowy criminal relationship. The therapist is involved with a bizarre black market narcotics trade, in which the semen from human mutations created during WWII Nazi experiments is harvested and processed for its psychic effects on the human brain. And now the last known mutant is dying and a suitable replacement must be found…
Writen and Directed by Simon Rumley
Stuck in a destructive relationship which isn’t going anywhere and lousy dead-end jobs which have no future, Claire and Pete live in a council flat and are united only in their love of rock music. The flame of passion having long since died, the couple derives a strange sexual pleasure from an unspoken sadomasochistic role-playing game where Claire finds new and inventive ways of mistreating Pete – and Pete, ever the devoted lap dog, takes what she dishes out time and again. But in an unspoken game the boundaries are hazy, and when Claire unwittingly takes things one step too far Pete devises a way to teach the bitch to heel, once and for all.
Please visit the official Film4 Frightfest site for more.
‘Little Deaths’ Anthology One-Sheet Poster
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