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DVD Review – The Sleeping Room (2014)

The Sleeping Room, 2014.

Directed by John Shackleton.

Starring Julie Graham, Leila Mimmack, David Sibley, Christopher Adamson, Joseph Beattie, Chris Waller and Billy Chainsaw.

Synopsis:

A Brighton call-girl and her client awaken a ghostly presence in an old Victorian brothel.

Set in the Sussex coastal town of Brighton, The Sleeping Room stars Leila Mimmack (Becoming Human) as Blue, a young prostitute who is sent on a job by her boss Cynthia (Julie GrahamTower Block) to meet with Bill. Bill (Joseph BeattieVelvet Goldmine) is renovating an old Victorian brothel for a client but the building has a dark history, one that Blue and Bill delve into once they discover a two-way mirror that backs onto a secret ‘sleeping room’, a place where the in-house prostitutes of the day would sleep between jobs. However, what they discover about the brothel and its previous owner Fiskin (Christopher AdamsonRazor Blade Smile) reveals
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Release date announced for Frightfest flick ‘The Sleeping Room’

Following its UK premiere at FrightFest, Second Sight have announced the UK rights acquisition of acclaimed supernatural tale of Victorian revenge, The Sleeping Room.

The directorial debut of John Shackleton (Writer/Producer Panic Button) the film will make its UK debut On-Demand and Download on 27th April 2015 and DVD on 11th May 2015. Produced by Gareth I. Davies, The Sleeping Room marks Movie Mogul’s second feature.

Orphaned 19 year-old Brighton call girl Blue (Leila MimmackBecoming Human) is sent by her violent pimp Freddie (David SibleyDownton Abbey) and his blowsy partner Cynthia (Julie GrahamTower Block) to meet a new punter in Brighton, unaware of the horrifying impact it will have on her life. As Blue begins to fall for the quirky charms of her client Bill Hepworth (Joseph BeattieHex), she’s even more intrigued by the grand Regency terraced house that he is renovating; a once infamous Victorian brothel.
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Frightfest 2014: ‘The Sleeping Room’ Review

Stars: Leila Mimmack, Joseph Beattie, David Sibley, Julie Graham, Chris Waller, Christopher Adamson, Lucy Clements, Billy Chainsaw, Mike Altmann | Written by John Shackleton, Alex Chandon, Ross Jameson | Directed by John Shackleton

The feature-film directorial debut of John Shackleton, one of the producers at Movie Mogul, the company behind 2011′s fantastic Panic Button (which also debuted at Frightfest the same year), if there’s one film I was looking forward to seeing at this years Frightfest it was The Sleeping Room. I was one of the few the extolled the virtues of Media Mogul’s first foray into filmmaking and I was eager to see what they’d bring to the table with this film.

And I wasn’t disappointed.

The polar opposite of Panic Button’s “Social Network meets Saw” story, The Sleeping Room is the type of film Britain used to be known for, the type of film that,
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes multiple teaser trailers, a call of submissions for the Hollywood Horrorfest, a Fear Clinic casting update, a Q&A with Hannah Cowley from Haunting of the Innocent, and much more:

Hollywood Horrorfest Details: “From the man who brought you both The Los Angeles Animation Festival and the Boobs & Blood Film Festival, comes the first annual Hollywood Horrorfest (March 28-29, 2014).

Hhf not only showcases new films in competition, but also helps guide filmmakers through the new digital age of filmmaking – from new approaches to financing and production to how to get sales and distribution.

Screenings, awards, red carpet photo opps, industry panels and networking – Hhf has it all, and under one roof, the legendary and now Quentin Tarantino owned, New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles.

“Our focus is on the filmmaker.
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