Echoing the distinctive and much celebrated great British Gothic Horror films of the 1960-70s, The House of Screaming Death will uphold their successful traditions with the telling of four macabre tales of terror all told by the mysterious Architect. Each horrific segment delves into explicit corners of the supernatural, summoning such damned creations as the ghostly Lady in Grey, stories of Witchcraft most foul, Vampirism and the Occult.
Producer Dave Hastings of Lightbeam Productions has described the script as “truly splendid & horrific! It has gothic horror soaked right into its pages, with each story having a nasty sting in their tail. The whole project never loses its connection to past inspirations and traditions. This is the old school British Horror I grew up on throughout my youth, but in an exciting and glorious way that both new and existing fans/audiences will enjoy no end! We’re all fans of the classics that came before us, so we want to bring that horror back to the UK properly and give you many sleepless nights in the process!”
The House of Screaming Death will be commencing an Indiegogo funding event in May 2015, which will have many devilishly great financial rewards for contributors, while further cast and crew positions will be announced through the official website and social media avenues throughout May and June.
Producer Kaush Patel of Pat The Bull Films notes that “our last film, the hugely successful ‘Checking In’ has been seen by audiences worldwide to great continued critical acclaim. It was made for only £2,500 and Won Best British Film at the London Film Awards! Now imagine what we can achieve on this project with a bigger budget. We sincerely hope you will help us tell these deliciously frightening tales of gothic horror we have waiting for you.”
Each segment has a specific writer/director.
The Lady in Grey has been written by Troy Dennison who will direct. The Witch in the Mirror was written by Mark Lees and will be directed by Rebecca Harris-Smith. The Vampyre was written by Dave Hastings who will also direct, while the final segment, The Diabolique is the creation of celebrated FX artist Alex Bourne, also directing his story. The mysterious Architect segments will be directed by Kaush along with those scenes scripted by Dave.
Producer Kaush Patel expresses further that “We need to raise our target budget of £7,000. This we hope will be achieved through our massive Indiegogo campaign starting up in May, and all the money we get will be going towards securing the amazing locations we’ve got backing us already, as well as state of the art equipment and special FX. Everyone working on this project will be doing it voluntarily, both in front of and behind the camera. The cast we have already been talking to are amazing, and our recent casting call is bringing in equally fantastic talent who will only benefit the project further.”
Dave also expresses how the team “have already been working on stuff for the past year! During the Indiegogo campaign, we will be releasing some exclusive mini prequels we’ve prepared to each of the tales you will see in the accompanying feature. They work as little preludes to what will come in the feature itself, teasing you and hopefully getting you to want to pledge your hard earned money to see more of what happens next! You’ll get an early glimpse of the ghostly Lady in Grey, the otherworldly Necromancers, a look at the horrific events that happened a year before in the village being terrorised by our chilling Vampyre as well as one of the bloody rituals that has malevolent consequences on the characters in the final tale. We really want to show people we understand what made those past classic films work and that we have the very best intentions to honour and celebrate them in this new project we truly believe in and think audiences will enjoy!”
Troy Dennsion, the writer and director of Lady The Grey comments how the team have been described by The London Film Awards as “some of the world’s most innovative and talented contemporary filmmakers, so you can see from that alone that we are truly passionate about what we do, and only want to make the best possible film for audiences!”
This post was written by Nadia Vella