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Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders (2009)

Manchester. Present day. The supernatural crime hub of the twenty-first century, home of Detective Mark 'Mac' Macready. When Macready wakes from a coma he was brutally put into by an unseen... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Ryan McDermott ...
Paul Feeney ...
Charlotte Fellows ...
Paul Newbery ...
Ashleigh Edwards Pitt ...
Sean Candon ...
Chris Lumb ...
Sam The Bartender
Tom Tuck ...
Kate Davies ...
Nurse Betty
Alexander Rogerson ...
The Archangel (as Al James)
Johnny Swindells ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Day ...
Ian Dean ...
Reporter #1 / Groom
Lee Dyson ...


Manchester. Present day. The supernatural crime hub of the twenty-first century, home of Detective Mark 'Mac' Macready. When Macready wakes from a coma he was brutally put into by an unseen enemy, he is met with the unsettling news that his wife Christina is missing and a mass murdering monster has been on the rampage, which the press has affectionately dubbed 'The Archangel'. Realizing there is a connection between his wife's disappearance and the arrival of 'The Archangel' the intrepid detective descends into a paranoid, frenzied search through Manchester's dark supernatural underbelly. It is up to Mac, and Mac alone, to find his missing wife, solve the case and bring the merciless Archangel to cold blooded justice. Written by Anonymous

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He worries about the end of the world so you don't have to. See more »


Short | Comedy | Horror



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12 December 2009 (USA)  »

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£5,000 (estimated)

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Was released theatrically with Someone's Knocking at the Door (2009) in some theaters during Hallowe'en 2009. See more »


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Nice Story For Low Budget Film - Promises Good Things For The Future
30 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mark 'Mac' Macready awakes in hospital after his wife is abducted by the demonic Archangel Killer. In a fraught race against time to rescue his beloved from certain death Mac must overcome his vitriolic boss and a host of demons to get her back.

This film is ultra low-budget but its creators have shown writing skills and filming styles that, given a bigger budget and wider audience, could soon become household names. However, one of the downsides to this film is some of the acting - raised eyebrows and head-nodding do not constitute Shakespearian Thespianism.

Another downside is the likability of the main character, the comedic one liners and swearing tried too hard to make the character liked by the audience, however given the 30 minute run-time it is hard to bond with and feel sympathy with the character in such a short time.

The camera work and direction show promise and the soundtrack was an inspired piece of work. Given the budget, the monster effects and gore were excellent, far better than those seen on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and other mainstream shows.

All in all I would definitely like to see a feature film length release of this short film that will take the story further into the demonic underbelly of Manchester. I hope all members of the cast & crew, writers and director etc. go on to great things, or if not, can at least look back on their experience and say "we gave it a shot and we had a blast!"

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