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We are delighted for you all to meet Nicholas Vince in the first of our cast profiles! Many of you will know Nicholas as the Chatterer from Hellraiser. & Hellraiser 2 as well as Kinski in Clive Barker's Nightbreed! Nicholas stars in Book of Monsters as Jonas and he's here to tell you all about his character and why he decided to get involved with Dark Rift Films next feature film which you can help make possible here: http://kck.st/2ubnSI6
Six kickass women must fight off a horde of terrifying monsters at an 18th birthday party in ‘Book of Monsters’, the second horror feature film from Dark Rift Films.
Book of Monsters is a female lead, action packed monster movie drawing inspiration from the cult horror cinema of the 80s and 90s including Scream, Gremlins and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. With sick, gory practical creature effects and a dark comedic edge, the film will be a fun, bloody and sexy trip back to a time when making it through high school was truly life or death.
The film is seeking funding through Kickstarter and the trailer promises a unique opportunity for horror fans in which backers can decide on major story elements of the film. From choosing what Monsters will appear in the movie, to deciding a character’s gruesome death, the filmmakers want you to influence how the film is going to play out. In addition, everyone who pledges to the campaign gets a story credit on the end credits of the movie.
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 eaten, 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.”
Book of Monsters is funding on Kickstarter until the 3rd August and features a cast full of strong, kickass women including Lyndsey Craine, Michaela Longden, Lizzie Stanton, Anna Dawson and Steph Mossman. Also starring is horror legend Nicholas Vince as Jonas, famous for his roles as the Chatterer in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser & Hellbound: Hellaiser II as well as Kinski in Nightbreed.
This is the second feature film by director Stewart Sparke and writer Paul Butler, whose previous film ‘The Creature Below’ premiered at London Frightfest in 2016 and has since been released on DVD & VOD around the world.
"Stewart Sparke is a filmmaker on the rise, and he’s got the kind of style that fans of throwback ‘80s terror should really get a kick out of. Sparke utilizes compelling storylines and strong practical special effects to great success, and now he’s gearing up to do so again with the promising, Book of Monsters!"
Book of Monsters is now funding on Kickstarter! (http://kck.st/2ubnSI6) Check out our exciting new trailer and pledge today for some amazing rewards including signed DVDs/Blu-rays, Posters and even become an Executive Producer on the movie! Everyone who backs this project has opportunity to decide on six major story elements of the movie and you'll automatically get a story credit on the final film!
This is an all-or-nothing campaign so we must reach our target in the next 20 days to make this film possible! The cameras are ready to roll this September so lets make this film happen together! If you can't afford to pledge, then you can still help by sharing the link to the campaign with your friends!
A great review of The Creature Below from Joseph Perry for That's Not Current.
Independent British horror film The Creature Below combines the dire dread of Lovecraft with the excitement of creature features and even the manic terror of psycho-killer films. Director Stewart Sparke has crafted a nifty, taut shocker with a gripping story and enjoyable practical effects.
Rating: 3.5/4 Stars
We have a new poster to share with our updated laurels and awards from film festivals and competitions around the world! We are pleased to say that the film picked up 3 awards at the Independent Horror Movie Awards as well as 4 other nominations!
"With solid technical work at all levels, The Creature Below is a triumph. Its final shot undermines its impact a little, but will have festival crowds cheering; there is the occasional weak supporting performance, but the main actors are uniformly impressive. Fewer than one in a hundred first features comes together this well. Sparke is going to have a real challenge on his hands to live up to it"
Rating: 4/5 Stars
The Creature Below receives the DecayMag Premier Award for excellence in narrative and performances. Creature concept and practical effects are superb in achievement.
Rave review of The Creature below from Decay Magazine - "MUST SEE! The Creature Below is a Remarkable Narrative Complimented with Outstanding Visuals"