Hot British helmers take you to “BLOODY LONDON”Movies/TV,News Michael Gingold
The latest omnibus horror film is coming our way from the UK, where top horror talent are joining forces for BLOODY LONDON. Read on for the details.
BLOODY LONDON is being produced by Julie Baines, whose company previously brought us the Christopher Smith-directed TRIANGLE, SEVERANCE and CREEP. This one is framed by scenes involving a taxi driver who finds out what really goes on in the city after dark, and Baines calls it “a very original horror movie that’s not just scary but also moving—it’s like a horror version of Tarantino’s PULP FICTION, because it tells several interlocking stories taking place over one night in London.” Among the directors taking on those tales are Tom Shankland, of the excellent killer-kids movie THE CHILDREN, THE DISAPPEARED’s Johnny Kevorkian and MUM AND DAD’s Steven Sheil.
Longtime Brit horror journalist and FrightFest co-founder Alan Jones is serving as executive producer, and says, “Over my 40 years in the film industry I have been asked many times to become involved in films as a producer but I have always said no—until now. It was the many qualities of BLOODY LONDON that made me decide that this was something I really wanted to get involved in.” Also on board is makeup FX creator Nick Dudman, whose long résumé includes the HARRY POTTER films and Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL. The film is intended to be the first of a location-specific “Bloody Cities” franchise, with BLOODY PARIS, BLOODY NEW YORK and BLOODY BANGKOK planned to follow. The final financing is currently being closed for BLOODY LONDON, in conjunction with crowd-funding platform Seedrs.com; for information on how to get involved, click here.