Its been a long time coming but Lawrie Brewster’s The Unkindness of Ravens will be receiving its world premiere at London’s Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 at 8:30 pm on Saturday 27 August at the Discovery Screen Two at the Vue Cinema at Shepherd’s Bush, West London.
The Unkindness of Ravens tells the story of homeless war veteran Andrew who suffering from PTSD and haunted by terrifying flashbacks of an event he witnessed while serving in the Army, travels to a remote Scottish Highland retreat. There, he hopes to overcome his fear of ravens, the dark creatures that trigger his visions, but, in the bleak wilderness, his nightmares take a form more terrifying than he could have ever imagined. He must battle these monsters as well as his own inner demons in order to keep his life, and reclaim his sanity.
Starring Jamie Scott Gordon as Andrew, the film blends the psychological with the supernatural, taking cues from films like Jacob’s Ladder and The Witch as it depicts one man’s nightmarish journey into hell. Featuring a slew of practical and visual effects, the film has an epic scope that defies its indie credentials.
Lawrie’s first film Lord of Tears, a slow-burn gothic chiller also penned by The Unkindness of Raven‘s writer Sarah Daly, received critical acclaim and earned the duo an avid fan base. With this, their second feature, they want to push the boundaries of the genre further.
According to Lawrie, the film ‘is an unsettling, visceral commentary on the mental turmoil that war leaves in its wake. It’s brutal, it’s relentless but it’s also thought-provoking. Expect to be traumatised.’
Back in December 2015, the film broke records when it became the most-funded UK horror ever on Kickstarter with 635 backers pledging over £44,000 to help complete the project. Following the premiere, backers can look forward to a real treat in the Special 3-Disc Edition of the film, set to include hours of behind the scenes action, interviews, deleted scenes, short films and more. This Special Edition is available to pre-order now at: http://www.theunkindnessofravensmovie.com/
From grindhouse to art-house, feel-good to squeal-good, blockbuster to ghostbuster Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 returns in all its gory glory, now housed at the 12-screen Vue Cinema at Shepherd’s Bush, West London, from Aug 25 – Aug 29.
In its 17th year, the world-renowned genre film festival will present 62 new feature films, embracing sixteen countries and bringing together established filmmakers, British first-timers and emerging international visionaries from six continents.
For full programme details, tickets aid timetables go to: www.frightfest.co.uk