I’ll be honest with you, any film that claims to be a mash-up of Videodrome and Altered States gets my vote, so I was all in when Sequence Break popped up on the Frightfest screening list.

Even more so when I learned the film is directed by Graham Skipper, who has popped up in the likes of fan favourites Almost Human, Tales of Halloween, The Mind’s Eye and Beyond the Gates in recent years.

Just his third directorial offering (and just his second feature after 2016 oddity Space Clown), Skipper has roped in ‘Gates’ partner-in-crime Chase Williamson as his lead, along with the likes of Starry Eyes’ Fabianne Therese.

Here’s the promotional blurb:

ALTERED STATES meets VIDEODROME in a surreal sci-fi romance written and directed by one of FrightFest’s favourite people, Graham Skipper, star of ALMOST HUMAN, THE MIND’S EYE and BEYOND THE GATES. A reclusive video arcade technician encounters strange metaphysical forces that result in bizarre bio-mechanical mutations when a new console appears in his shop. Reality itself threatens to fracture as he works to solve its mystery and the new chaos that has entered his life as he hurtles towards a shocking self-realization. Let the haunting kaleidoscope of stunning colour, grotesque visuals, stylish fright and disturbing horror begin!

We’ve seen a trailer that gives away a LOT more, so here’s the teaser instead, which merely hints at what may be on offer:

 

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.