If there is one thing that British horror cinema has done very well over the years, it is the classic ghost story.

So it seems only right that a new fright flick of that ilk should make its debut at the London Film Festival, and Blackwood fits the bill.

College professor Ben Marshall (Ed Stoppard) decides to relocate to the country with his wife and young son after suffering an emotional breakdown.

With a new teaching job, as well as a new house, on the way, things finally seem to be on the up.

But naturally that can’t last for long, and soon Marshall finds himself fighting off spectral visions in his new home, as well as ending up deep in a mystery that may put his family in danger.

Also starring the likes of Sophia Myles and Russell Tovey, Blackwood looks to blend old-school scares with a modern-day twist.

Directed by Adam Wimpenny, who comes with a host of TV work to his name, the film screens at the festival on October 17 & 19.

Here’s a video interview with Wimpenny as he chats about his production.

 

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.