Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Borderlands

Movie news! The Borderlands, a movie I did some work on, is available on iTunes in the UK right now, and also on DVD.

It's a new UK found-footage horror movie about a group of Vatican investigators checking out strange events from a newly reopened church. The trailer is here, but it doesn't give much away, the big scares are held back for the movie.

I did a script rewrite on it - uncredited as agreed, though they've told everyone so I'm allowed to mention it, which makes me happy, because I'm really proud to be a small part of it. It's pretty damn scary and came out really well. It'll arrive in the the US, Germany and other places later in the year, hang in there!

If you've seen it, please try to leave a review on the iTunes and/or Amazon page, everything helps - the smaller UK movies have to fight harder to be visible in today's crowded market, and word of mouth is crucial when we don't have bazillions to spend on adverts.

Please check it out if you like this sort of thing. Even the Guardian liked it - normally, anything I'm involved with gets a snooty review from the Guardian, so I'm not quite sure how to take it. Hopefully the Daily Mail will hate it, and restore balance to the universe.

Watch it at night. Turn the lights off, and the volume up. Enjoy!

Update: It's currently 1 in the iTunes Horror chart, and 14 in the overall movie chart!

Further update: We already knew Mark Kermode got a good scare from it (review here), but he's done an updated video going into more detail about how much it got to him here. He even kindly mentions me, as partly responsible. Plus it was his DVD of the week: