Actor/writer/stuntman John Fallon dips his toes into the world of feature-film directing with this intriguing-looking effort.

Showcasing psychological horror and what appears a standout turn from veteran star Michael Pare, The Shelter gets its European premiere at Frightfest on Friday, August 28.

Here’s the synopsis:

On a star-filled night, homeless Thomas seeks warm shelter. Still grieving his late wife, ruined and desperate, he comes across a vast house with the lights on and an inviting open door.

But the next morning, the premises will not let him leave. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place and now he must survive a very personal ordeal.

For what appeared a safe haven turns out to be something far more malevolent.

Fallon certainly knows his stuff, having run respected horror site Arrow In The Head for a good few years, so it will be interesting to see how he transfers that knowledge to the big screen.

For some idea, here’s the trailer:

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.