Thursday 1 January 2015

Recent, unreleased British horror films Part 1

I've got a list of 42 British horror films which premiered during 2013 or 2014 but have not yet been released. The alphabetical run-through starts here.

The Apostate: Call of the Revenant (directed by Andy Dodd)

The Apostate is an original feature length psychological thriller with elements of horror that will leave audiences on the edge of their seat. It tells the story of a man who is found crawling around, covered in his own blood, in a disused underground car park. But he's not alone. Four dead bodies are found in the same place. Through a series of flashbacks and interviews, we slowly piece together the events that took place that led to his incarceration and the grisly discoveries.”

The trailer was posted on YouTube in August 2014 and there was a screening at the Telford Odeon the following month. Since then the film’s Facebook page and Twitter account have both disappeared, although there is still a website at

(Review now added to my main site. - MJS)

Blood and Carpet (directed by Graham Fletcher-Cook)

“Ruby and Lyle have a problem. A dead body in the bathroom. Who it is, why it's there and for what reason we do not know. Their immediate issue is to deal with the matter in hand. Disposal. And to keep any visitors from discovering the evidence. A simple premise, but there is so much that can go wrong. And it probably will in this tale of deception, intrigue, hedonism and suet pudding.”

Shot in 2013 for under £3,000, this stylish, black and white 1960s-set comedy-horror-thriller premiered at the Marbella Film Festival in October 2014. There may be a few tickets still available for a brace of screenings at the Arthouse Crouch End in February. More at

(Review of this also now added to my main site. - MJS)

Blood Moon (directed by Jeremy Wooding)

“A stagecoach full of passengers and an enigmatic gunslinger are held hostage by two outlaws on the run from the law but events take an unexpected turn when the travelers are stalked by a mythical beast that only appears on the night of a blood red moon.”

This werewolf western premiered at Frighfest in August 2014 and has also played Ravenna and the Bram Stoker fest. Jinga Films sold North American rights to Uncork’d Entertainment (who also have Stalled and Reverb) at the AFM. There was a website at but that’s now gone and there’s no trailer on the Jinga site (although I found a copy on Shock Till You Drop. NB. There are numerous other films called Blood Moon out there including a superficially similar American werewolf western from 2010.

CAM (directed by Steve Du Melo, Larry Downing)

“This film is believed to contain real footage of a training operation using military and police personnel. But it wasn't training... These ops happened all around the world and this film was made by one of the police camera crews. This footage was leaked out and the film shows what was to be a routine operation to evacuate the workers after a parasite has contaminated food at a local meat processing plant. But what has happened at this meat factory could have disastrous repercussions to all life on earth. For this parasite can lead to irrational violent behavior in humans and it's spreading.”

This found-footage zombie film played at Horror-on-Sea in 2014 but has remained otherwise unseen. More at

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