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By James Whittington, Monday 19th August 2019
Dark Rift Films and Blue Finch Film Releasing have announced the release of the award winning, horror comedy Book of Monsters in the UK and Ireland. Full of practical effects driven monsters and intense, gory action, the movie is a dark horror comedy in the vein of The Evil Dead II and Shaun of the Dead.
Sophie's 18th birthday party becomes a bloodbath when six terrifying monsters descend upon her house, intent on devouring the party guests and killing anyone who tries to leave. As her school friends are torn apart and consumed, Sophie must rally a band of misfits and take up arms to send their party crashers back to hell. In order to survive the night, Sophie will face her destiny; monsters are real - and she's the only one who can stop them.
The movie stars Lyndsey Craine, Michaela Longden, Lizzie Aaryn-Stanton, Daniel S. Thrace, Anna Dawson, Rose Muirhead, Arron Dennis and Steph Mossman. Also starring is horror legend Nicholas Vince as Jonas, famous for his roles as the Chatterer in Clive Barker's Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellaiser II as well as Kinski in Nightbreed.
This is the second feature film by director Stewart Sparke and writer Paul Butler, produced under their production company Dark Rift Films based in the North of England. The film has won seven awards at international film festivals since its premiere at Frightfest London in 2018, most recently including Best Film, Best Special Effects and Best Sound Design at the New York City Horror Film Festival.
Book of Monsters is available to rent or buy right now on Amazon, iTunes, Sky Store and Virgin Media Store, with more digital platforms to be announced in the near future.
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