Monday, March 14, 2016

Tower Block on UK freeview TV

Well, Severance has been on TV several times, as has Cockneys Vs Zombies, now my third movie is heading to freeview TV in the UK - Tower Block will air on Channel 5, this Sunday 20th March, at 9pm. For free!

If you've somehow missed every other opportunity to see it, now is your chance for the bargain price of no pounds and no pence, if you have access to a TV or the internet.

Update! It has aired, and is now on Channel 5 catchup - you can watch it here until April 19th. It's also on all the usual catchup services.

Tower Block premiered at FrightFest in August 2012, and had a good run in cinemas the following month, thanks to Lionsgate. It's available on DVD and blu-ray with the original cover, and the newer one. It's also out in America, and many other countries. The trailer is here if you want to check it out, but it's better to go in knowing nothing.

If you've already seen the movie, and don't have the US disc, you can listen to a free commentary I recorded here - it's not on the UK DVD, so you'll have to sync it up and pause it when the ad breaks are on, but I'm sure you can figure it out, you clever thing.

I'm very, very proud of our little movie. It's difficult competing with the massive budgets and marketing power of the bigger movies out there, so this one had to get by on some advertising, some word of mouth, and a big scary hook. Ronnie & James directed the hell out of it, Sheridan, Jack, Ralph and the rest of the amazing cast delivered barnstorming performances, and it always seems to get a good response, so I hope you enjoy it.

Although maybe "enjoy" isn't the right word - where Cockneys Vs Zombies is a big friendly hug of a movie, this is more of a knife to the kidneys. It's got some big shocks, scares, and lots of tension.

I'm pleased to see that the excellent Harry Brown is on Channel 5 immediately afterwards, which is a great double bill pairing, and another great Jack O'Connell performance. So settle in for a relaxing Sunday evening of mayhem and chaos, and don't blame me if you have trouble sleeping afterwards. Okay, you can blame me, that's fair enough. Just watch the movie.

Update! Radio Times have picked Tower Block as their film of the day, giving it 4 stars. Thank you to Andrew Collins for the lovely review!

Update 2! Here's a page with several Tower Block DVD cover variants from around the world, several of which I hadn't seen!