Monday 28 December 2015

Films that sneaked out when no-one was looking: It Never Sleeps

You can never tell where in the world a British film is going to appear first. It Never Sleeps is the latest feature from Matt Mitchell (Gangsters, Guns and Zombies). Shot in 2014, it was on my ‘unreleased’ list until I checked the film’s Facebook page and discovered that a DVD of It Never Sleeps was released in March.

In South Africa.

If you’ve got 55 rands to spare (plus whatever the postage is to the UK), you can buy a copy here.

Synopsis: While suffering PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), young war veteran Joan Bryant has been battling terrible, recurring nightmares. But when her nightmares twist into horrific visions of a girl tortured to death by a murderous sociopath, Joan must face more than just her own fears. 

As time runs out, Joan discovers a clear light in the darkness that surrounds her, someone suffering the same visions as her, the same haunting nightmares! Together they work to discover the killer and save themselves.

But as they do, something dark and terrible begins to rise from Joan’s nightmares, linked to the girl that haunts them. This new monster invades Joan’s world. Night and day “The Beast”, a relentless and horrifying spirit of vengeance, terrorizes her.

It never sleeps… and neither should you!

The film stars Laura Swift (who mostly works as a stuntwoman and will be seen soon in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Fabrizio Santino (Hollyoaks, A Day of Violence) and Simon Matthews (Three’s a Shroud, The Dead Inside, Exorcism). Mitchell is currently at work on The Rizen.

Adding this to my master-list means the total number of British horror films released this year now stands at eighty!

Here's the creepy trailer:

It Never Sleeps - Trailer 2015 from Lost Eye Films on Vimeo.


  1. And four years later, unable to find this movie in any shop or internet :(

    1. Looks like the South African DVD, now deleted, was its only release. I'm sure it will turn up again somewhere one day.