Darren Lynn Bousman sure knows how to film a good gorefest – he was responsible for three of the first four entries in the Saw saga after all.

So we’re pretty interested to see how Abattoir stacks up, a film that seemingly seeks to marry the bloodshed with something a bit more supernatural.

Lifted from a series of graphic novels (actually penned by Bousman himself, among others), Abattoir stars the likes of 90210’s Jessica Lowndes and veteran star Michael Pare, who headlined last year’s little-seen-but-very-very-good Frightfest entry Shelter.

Here’s the synopsis:

The director of REPO: THE GENETIC OPERA and SAW II-IV returns with a nightmarish mystery based on the popular series of graphic novels haunting the netherworlds between bloody supernatural horror and hardboiled neo-Noir. After the death of her sister and nephew, real-estate investigative reporter Julia uncovers the sinister truth behind a series of gruesome murders where the entire killing rooms have been dismantled and pulled from their foundations. It seems a strange man has been buying up locations where such tragedies have occurred – but why? The answers lead Julia and tough cop Grady on a search into unimaginable horror.

Abattoir plays at Frightfest on Saturday, August 27 – and here’s a German trailer which pretty much delivers what you want:


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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

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