Promising to be a real creepfest showcasing a sinister turn from Neville Archambault, Slumlord gets its European premiere at Frightfest on Sunday, August 30.

A sort-of home invasion chiller with a twist, the movie marks the directorial debut of writer/helmer Victor Zarcoff, and if the trailer is any indication of what to expect, this could be one of those pleasant surprises that the festival invariably throws up.

Here’s the synopsis:

Newlyweds Claire and Ryan have just moved into a new house.

Both are hoping Claire’s pregnancy will be the cement needed to hold their already fraying relationship together. Little do they know their marital issues are the least of their problems.

For unbeknownst to them, their scruffy, sleazy and lascivious landlord has installed numerous miniature cameras all over their home and has been spying on them from Day One.

The Ryan begins an office affair, and the landlord kits out the secret basement with chains and soundproofing. Something is going to give in this suburban shocker packed with nasty surprises.

Aside from Archambault’s display as the creepy landlord, Slumlord also stars the likes of PJ McCabe, Sean Carrigan and Sarah Baldwin.

Here’s that 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.