I’ll be totally honest with you – any film that references 1970s Pamela Franklin flick And Soon The Darkness already has me sold, so Abner Pastoll’s Road Games has a lot to live up to.

A France/UK production, this tense thriller promises hitchhikers, suspense and plenty of bloodshed, helped no doubt by the appearance of Barbara Crampton among the cast.

Here’s the synopsis:

When hitchhiker Jack rescues Veronique from a road rage altercation, the twosome decide to travel together for safety’s sake after learning a serial killer is cutting a murderous swathe through the region.

Tired and hungry they decide against their better judgement to take up an offer to stay the night at a mysterious elderly couple’s mansion.

Let the deranged, demented and bloody escapades begin…..

Pastoll has the likes of TV series Action UK! to his name, as well as a host of short films and 2004 thriller Shooting Shona, while the cast includes the likes of Andrew Simpson and Josephine de La Baume.

Here’s a teaser trailer for the film (which screens on Sunday, August 30) that gives absolutely nothing away:


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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 three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle