Kestie Morassi returns to horror in David Willing’s ‘The Surrogate’

Kestie Morassi returns to horror in David Willing’s ‘The Surrogate’
It’s been more than 15 years since Kestie Morassi’s blood-strewn figure lay helpless on a deserted stretch of highway in one of the most enduring images from Wolf Creek.

She faces a more supernatural tormentor in her return to horror in David Willing’s directorial debut, The Surrogate, which has just wrapped filming in Melbourne.

Morassi plays Natalie Paxton, a single mother and nurse who is rushed to hospital after suffering massive internal bleeding.

When vicious paranormal attacks follow, Natalie must fight to stop her family from being destroyed.

The cast also includes Jane Badler and Louise Siverson, as well as child actors Taysha Furragia as Morassi’s daughter, Ellie Stewart and Ellie Tevalis.

David Willing on the set of ‘The Surrogate’. Photo: Andy Railton

Morassi is pleased to be back working in the genre that helped launch her career.

“I was looking to do another horror film but
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The Santa Files With John Sergeant

5.55pm, ITV1

Rediscovering the serious journalistic chops that characterised his pre-Strictly oeuvre, the ex-chief political correspondent of the BBC goes in search of Father Christmas. Santa's origins, it turns out, lie in Turkey 1,600 years ago when a bishop named Nicholas secretly came to the aid of a nobleman who was having trouble raising dowries for his daughters. Over the centuries, the story of Nicholas's charity spread across Europe and thence to the New World. Not that Sergeant can wholly pin down Santa: we are, after all, dealing with an elemental figure who's "magic". Jw

Whistle And I'll Come To You

9pm, BBC2

Based on an Mr James ghost story and starring John Hurt as a ex-scientist whose wife
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