UK VOD Release: The Lodger

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Lightbulb Film Distribution are delighted to share the poster and trailer for new psychological thriller, The Lodger.

The film stars Jacqueline Bisset (“Bullitt”, “The Spiral Staircase”) and Alice Isaaz (“Elle”, “Savage State”) and was directed by Baptiste Drapeau from a screenplay written by Ollivier Briand. 

An elderly woman (Bisset) takes in a lodger (Isaaz), offering accommodation in return for help around the house. The eccentric woman behaves as if her long-deceased husband is still alive. But soon the lodger begins to feel his presence. 

The Lodger will be released on Digital Download and on DVD from Oct 18. 
Commenting on the release, Peter Thompson, Sales & Acquisitions Director at Lightbulb Film Distribution, said: “We are delighted to be bringing The Lodger to UK audiences in October. It’s smart, suspenseful and features the most bizzare supernatural love-triangle in recent film history. It’s warped, disturbing and utterly charming.”

The Lodger will be available to download or stream from Sky Store, AppleTV, Amazon Prime and Google Play, and available on DVD from ASDA, Morrisons, Amazon and HMV. 

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UK VOD Release: Gatecrash

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Bird Box Distribution is thrilled to announce the release of its latest film, twisted psychological thriller, GATECRASH, which will be coming to all major Digital Download platforms from 22nd February. 

Adapted from Terry Hughes’ award-winning stage play ‘Life’s A Gatecrash’, GATECRASH drives the audience to a breaking point in this modern-day revenge tragedy, starring Game of Thrones’ & The Crown’s Anton Lesser.  

The film follows Steve (Ben Cura) and Nicola (Olivia Bonamy) arriving home in the middle of the night, shortly after being involved in a hit and run accident. However, as the night unfolds a series of disturbing events force the couple to battle against an unseen, menacing presence culminating in a sickening discovery. 
  GATECRASH will be available on digital download from 22nd February – pre-order your copy here.

The Unseen review

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The Unseen is a 2017 psychological thriller written and directed by Gary Sinyor. The film stars Jasmine Hyde, Richard Flood and Simon Cotton and was produced by Magnet Films.

“Gemma and Will are shattered when their son dies in an accident. Gemma blames herself and starts to have panic attacks that affect her eyesight. Will, tormented, believes he is hearing his son’s voice calling out to him. To escape their grief, they take up an ex-pharmacist’s offer to stay at his Lake District country getaway but are his intentions entirely benevolent?”

Low budget independent horror is a mixed bag and requires a formula of simplicity, restraint and creativity that not every production can get right.

However I am happy to say that The Unseen nails it.

The shots are crisp, the lighting and music are atmospheric without being distracting, and the narrative moves along at a steady pace. Most importantly, The Unseen is a gripping thriller with sympathetic characters and a healthy amount of emotional rawness.

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