The Ford Brothers have been a staple at Frightfest over the years, what with the pair’s ‘The Dead’ series before Howard broke out on his own last year with the bonecrunching abduction flick Never Let Go.

Well, now Jon Ford gets in on the act with his own solo offering, brutal revenger Offensive, starring the likes of Lisa Eichhorn (who popped up in Never Let Go) and Russell Floyd (best known to British viewers for his roles in The Bill and Eastenders).

Here’s the blurb:

Retired Bernard and Helen Martin inherit a house in rural France where Bernard’s father liberated locals from Nazis during World War II in a raging killing spree. But this peaceful couple quickly become the target of a cruel gang of street kids. Plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy they are a new breed of technological psychopath. Soon Bernard and Helen’s lives become a living hell as they are harassed, tormented and pushed beyond breaking point. Right or wrong no longer matters, survival is everything! Can Bernard live up to his father’s legend? It’s the old generation vs. the new!

The trailer looks pretty intense, a classic ‘outsiders versus the locals’ tale as the couple struggle to get to grips with the violence swirling around them, and we’re looking forward to this getting its world premiere at the festival on Saturday, August 27.

Here’s the trailer to see if you agree with us:


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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