UK survival horror is one of those pseudo-sub genres of horror I find myself inexplicably drawn to. They come in a variety of forms, from teenage horror (Wilderness) to horror comedy (Severance), yet they rarely fail to disappoint. As such, I'm always on the lookout for some good British survival horror, and thanks to 24 Frames Per Second, I now know of Devil's Bridge, by writer/director Chris Crow. The synopsis via 24FPS is as follows:
"Sean's livelihood is on the rocks, and he sets out meet an underworld specialist who can facilitate an off-the-books solution to his failing business. Heading into the rural isolation of Wales with his friends Adam and Danny, Sean finds himself in uncharted, unknown and deeply alien territory. In this unfamiliar setting the trio cross William Parry, a hardened farmer, consumed by paranoia, and a lifetime of bitter resentment, a powder keg ready to blow. Their encounter spirals rapidly out of control, moving into a brutal spree of pointless violence and revenge as William hunts the boys through a stark and unforgiving terrain."
The red band trailer, which can be found on the official website, is incredibly intense. It's dark and violent, and certainly doesn't skimp on the blood. Independent horror of such caliber is usually hit or miss, but this is one I'm really looking forward to. It reminded me in a way of Frontiere(s), not in terms of plot but in terms of style. We'll just have to wait and see.
Devil's Bridge stars Joshua Richards, David Schofield, MIchael Jibson and Gary Mavers, and is currently in post-production. A full trailer, albeit nowhere near as interesting as the red band trailer on the website, can be found after the jump. object width="400" height="320">