Looking to offer up something with a bit more meat on the bones than a lot of horror fare, Snap elects to go down the psychological route.

Focusing on Jim Whitman, a brilliant but painfully introverted musician, the film follows his attempts to woo social worker Wendy (played by Nikki Reed).

That all seems fine at first, but when the romance fizzles, Whitman struggles to keep a lid on the schizophrenic darkness inside him.

Jake Hoffman (yep, the son of Dustin) takes on the role of Jim, a human timebomb on the verge of exploding, with support from the likes of Reed, Scott Bakula and Jason Priestley.

Snap is directed by Youseff Delara (who oversaw visual effects on a number of Star Trek movies) and Victor Teran, and if the hard-hitting, mind-grating trailer is anything to go by, this could prove a tough watch – but in a good way.

Snap screens at Frightfest on Friday, August 23.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.