Ginger Nuts of Horror
MONSTER - a haunting tale looking into the age old argument of “nature vs. nurture” - is a new horror film from Purgatory Pictures. With casting by Andrew Lynford CSA (Eastenders), the film stars Rod Glenn (The Hippopotamus, American Assassin), Tracy Shaw (Coronation Street), Laura Ellen Wilson (The Singing Bird Will Come) and Tony Cook (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Cain Hill) with Clair Buckley (The Comedian’s Guide to Survival) and Danielle Harold (Eastenders). Principle filming completed January 15th!
The film, successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter within the first 24 hours, is the feature length directorial debut by horror author Matt Shaw (Sick B*stards), who penned the original book along with co-author Michael Bray (Whisper). With the pair of them teaming up once again to adapt the best-selling story, MONSTER promises to be a horror film for the real fans of the genre and to ensure the script was as tight as possible, they even roped in horror mastermind Shaun Hutson (Slugs) to act as a script consultant!
MONSTER tells the harrowing tale of Richard, Mary and Andrew - a family of three. On the outside, Mary and Richard appear normal and their son, a deformed hulk of a 7 foot monster rarely seen. Look closer though and see the true monsters as controlling Richard bullies his family into living the life he wants.
MONSTER ON IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6840904/?ref_=nm_knf_i2
Starring Tracy Shaw (Coronation Street) as you have NEVER seen her before, Rod Glenn and Eastender’s Danielle Harold - along with Laura Ellen Wilson, Tony Cook and Clair Buckley - MONSTER is a dark horror based on a book of the same name. The book itself has been translated into German and Japanese (available in all major bookstores in Japan) as well as topping Amazon’s horror charts when it was first released.
"He's there, standing in the doorway. Seven foot tall, a face hidden beneath a mask of stretched, rotting skin. He isn't saying anything. He's just watching me, his head cocked to one side as though judging me. I pulled on the restraints but they didn't budge. I was trapped. I was his prisoner. I asked him what he wanted but he just repeated my sentence in a childish voice. I asked him for a second time and, for a second time, he repeated me. When I screamed, he screamed, raising his hands to his ears and closing his eyes as though my panicked yelling scared him. Who is he? What does he want with me? I begged for him to let me go and he responded by repeating me - again - word for word. Frustrated I started screaming. He turned and ran from the room. He didn't go far though. I can hear him out there. I can hear his heavy, wheezy breathing. A couple of seconds went by and he stuck his head around the corner. He didn't move from that spot. He just stood there, watching me once more.”
The film is currently being edited ahead of seeking distribution. For people who wish to get involved check out the indiegogo campaign below, there are some amazing perks, such as prosthetics used on the set, keyrings, tickets to the premiere, and even the costumes that Tracy Shaw wore during the filming.