HMZ Film set to cover British Horror Film Festival 2013 (Preview)
The British Horror Film Festival 2013 sponsored by Haunted: After Dark kicks off next Friday 18th October and runs through to Saturday 19th October in London’s iconic Empire cinema in Leicester Square. The event, organised by the Film Festival Guild, offers an unparalleled platform for independent genre film-makers to showcase their work to hordes of fans, journalists and industry professionals. The prestigious ‘British Horror Award for Achievement in Film on a Low Budget’ is just one of many accolades up for grabs at the closing night ceremony. It is with great pleasure that I can announce that HMZ Film will be covering the event with a prime focus on the feature length film competition.
Competing for the ‘Best Feature film category’ are three wildly contrasting entries:
Henry Li’s harrowing social critique on the ethical validity of abortion, Fortune Cookie Prophecies, is set to open the festival. When fortune cookie scripts predict a group of friends impending demise, a haunting yet incomprehensibly twisted tale unfolds. It is safe to say Li’s vision is strikingly original and is sure to divide audience opinion. A powerful and bold selection to open proceedings.
Gabriel Carrer’s dark, slow burning abduction thriller In a House of Flies uses its limited budget well and is built upon strong lead performances. A couple is mysteriously taken captive and locked in a dingy cellar in an unknown location. Claustrophobic and not for the faint of heart, the influences of Wan’s Saw and Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy are clearly evident.
British director Steven Stone’s supernatural chiller Entity makes up the final entry of the feature category. A team of UK investigators seek to uncover the truth behind why scores of dead bodies were found in a remote corner of Siberia without any explanation. A frightful, atmospheric piece of film-making with enough jolts to genuinely unsettle.
With a vast array of innovative short films also in competition, the wealth of independent talent on display is enough to fill horror enthusiasts with optimism for the future. Be sure to look out for a short film by Mark Fisher entitled ‘Belly of the Wolf’.
Look forward to seeing you there!