Wednesday 29 January 2014

Shell Shocked: Dominic Brunt's war/horror short

Dominic Brunt, who previously brought us the marvellous zombie feature Before Dawn, has directed a short war/horror film which is available to view online. Shell Shocked premiered at last year's Frightfest and is now on YouTube.

Written by Joanne Mitchell (ie. Mrs Brunt) from an idea by their six-year-old son, Shell Shocked stars Geoffrey Newland as a British squaddie and Anthony Mark Street (Where Seagulls Cry a Song, Stormhouse) as a German soldier. Set in a claustrophobic trench, the last inhabitant of which is still lying in a bloody mess, this is a bleak and powerful film, a sobering consideration of the inhuman horrors of war with an unexpectedly horrific twist. Check it out.

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