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BRITISH HORROR FLICK WARHOUSE RELEASES INTRIGUING TRAILER

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Upcoming Brit psychological horror flicks invites us to stay a while. Stay forever...

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The last decade or so has seen a plethora of great British horror movies cut a bloody swathe across the world’s cinema and television screens, from Danny Boyle’s un-zombie flick 28 Days Later (2002), through Neil Marshall’s claustrophobic The Descent (2005), to Christopher Smith’s underrated Triangle (2009).

warhouse poster faceLooking certain to join them on their gore drenched pedestals is English writer / director Luke Massey’s debut feature Warhouse, a gripping, brutal psychological film with a supernatural edge starring Joseph Morgan from The Vampire Diaries and Matt Ryan from Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour.

Waking up in a mysterious house, Royal Marine A J Budd (Morgan) finds that he is trapped in an unchanging prison in which he much fight for his life every day against grotesque inhuman opponents. As days stretch into years his only hope of preserving his soul lies with the journals belonging to a former occupant of the house that he discovers hidden in the walls. Written by World War I officer Lieutenant Edward Sterling (Ryan), they help guide Budd in his quest to remain alive, but as their stories begin to interweave the isolation and unceasing violence that both men endure pushes them each into taking terrible measures.

The trailer for Warhouse brings to mind an illegitimate offspring of Hellraiser (1987) and Cube (1997), and has the makings of the kind of thought provoking, quirky films that British productions excel at. The stark black and white visuals used for Ryan’s Lieutenant Sterling’s period of imprisonment nicely juxtapose the colour of that of Morgan’s Budd, and the lack of music, save for the single tolling of a bell, evokes feelings of finality and helplessness, all of which suggest that Warhouse could be something very special indeed.

Warhouse will be screening at a selection of festivals later in the year, and Shadowlocked is straining at the leash to see this promising British production, but in the meantime check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.


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