Ginger Nuts of Horror
Arrow Video has a very special treat in store for lovers of the macabre this FRIDAY, 25th April
We’re very pleased to be teaming up with SCI-FI-LONDON festival to present an evening of ghoulish delight, featuring the UK premiere of Canadian chiller BUNKER 6 alongside a screening of the underground-set zombie classic DAY OF THE DEAD! But that’s not the really scary part – in keeping with the bunker theme, the entire evening will unfold within the creepy confines of a genuine World War II bunker in Dalston, North East London. Have you got the guts to descend into the dark, dank recesses below the streets of the capital and face your gravest fears? And, assuming you make it that far, will you be able to hold onto those guts of yours when you encounter the flesh-hungry living dead which lurk deep in the bunker’s bowels???
DATE: FRIDAY 25th APRIL
PLACE: ABBOT ST, LONDON E8 3DP (nearest tube Dalston Kingsland, Overground)
BUNKER 6 is the first feature film by writer / director Greg Jackson and producer Rebecca Sharratt19 year old Grace is not alone, but surrounded by loneliness in Bunker #6 the nuclear fall out shelter she's called home since the age of 9. When her mentor and father figure Lewis the bunker’s technician dies she's left to take charge of the mechanics. As things begin to breakdown all around her she must continue her struggle not just to survive, but to live. Where thoughts of the outside world beyond the heavy doors of the shelter could mean her demise and all those who remain with her.
Greg Jackson is writer and director in Halifax. Over the past 10 years he's written, directed, and produced several short works from animations to sci-fi to comedy. In 2011 he won the Audience Choice Award for his film "Christmas Compunction" at the $100 Film Festival, and in the same year was awarded the 10X10 RBC Emerging Artist Award for the music video, "Eden", at the Atlantic Film Festival. Greg has the foundation of many hard working years as an indie filmmaker and 2013 his first feature film will be produced for all to see!
Rebecca Sharratt is an Independent Producer, Production Manager, Post Production Supervisor, Production Coordinator and Collaborative Filmmaker. She has been working in the film industry in Halifax for over twelve years. Recently she was production manager for the television comedy seriesPicnicface airing on CTV’s Comedy Network and the feature film developed by the Picnicface producers Jay Dahl and Bill Niven, Roller Town due for release this year. In 2009 Rebecca teamed up with writer / director Eva Madden to produce her second short film What Remains through the CBC / Film NS Bridge Award and her company Off The Commons Productions Inc.What Remains has screened at the Atlantic Film Festival, the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival and was officially selected to screen at the 2011 Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival. Prior to What Remains, Rebecca produced a 35mm dramatic short film, Ugly Girl through the AFCOOP Film 5 program. Ugly Girl screened at the 2009 Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children, was part of the En Route AirCanada selection of short films, and currently has distribution with Ouat Media.
Day of the Dead (also known as George A. Romero's Day of the Dead) is a 1985 horror film by director George A. Romero, the third of Romero's Living Dead movies. It is preceded by Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. Steve Miner directed a remake which was released on February 15, 2008. Director George A. Romero describes the film as a "tragedy about how a lack of human communication causes chaos and collapse even in this small little pie slice of society".
An undead apocalypse has ravaged the Earth whilst America's last surviving humans study them from within an underground military establishment. The survivors in the film are horrified at the prospect that they "are the only ones left", creating a crisis within human civilization over whether or not the idea of human society should be continued or abandoned. The living characters in the film are made up of three distinctive groups, each of whom have been given a task by the government - but since the government is no longer providing oversight (and may no longer exist) each group is becoming increasingly subject to temptations that go beyond their instructions. The scientists have been ordered to find a resolution to the epidemic but are tempted to violate nature's boundaries guarding life and death, soldiers who are assigned to protect the doctors appointed to study the zombies but are tempted to enforce fascistic martial law and destroy the specimens in an act of rebellion, and the civilians who are assigned to serve both groups with basic though necessary services like transportation and communication but are tempted to abandon the cause and, instead, live out their last days in reckless abandon.
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