One of the films that really caught our eye at last year’s Frightfest was Howard J Ford’s hard-hitting abduction thriller Never Let Go.

If you didn’t catch it then, the great news is the film is finally set for a full-blown release, with a series of special screenings to mark the occasion.

Here’s the film’s synopsis:

A single mother, ex American FBI agent Lisa Brennan (Angela Dixon) is on vacation in Morocco when, in a horrific, unforeseen moment, her baby daughter is taken by ruthless human traffickers. With no witnesses to the abduction, she decides to take the law into her hands.  Pursued at every turn by the local police, with her political connections back home unravelling dark secrets, it would appear that it’s not just her daughter’s life that is at stake. Trusting no one, she weaves her way through the murky backstreets and barren landscapes in an epic journey to find her daughter against incredible odds.

We’ll repost our very favourable review ahead of release, along with our interview with star Angela Dixon.

Here’s the official press release:

‘NEVER LET GO is the new multi award-winning thriller from acclaimed director Howard J Ford, starring Angela Dixon as a single mother forced into a desperate race against time to find her missing daughter. 

NEVER LET GO will receive a limited theatrical run in select cinemas before being released by Icon Film Distribution on digital download from Oct 3rd and DVD from Oct 10th

Seven special Q & A hosted screenings with Director Howard J Ford and leading actress Angela Dixon in attendance will take place at:

Mon 3 Oct: LONDON, Picturehouse Central, 9.30pm
Tues 4 Oct: CANTERBURY, Curzon, 8.30pm
Weds 5 Oct: PORTSMOUTH, Vue, 7pm
Thurs 6 Oct, BRISTOL, Vue (Cribbs), 7pm
Fri 7 Oct: MANCHESTER, Vue (Lowry), 4pm
Sun 9 Oct: BRIGHTON, Picturehouse, 8.45pm
Mon 10 Oct: CAMBRIDGE, Arts Picturehouse, 9pm’


Screening information and ticket bookings:


Exclusive new trailer:


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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