Regular readers of our site will know that we have been lucky enough to have followed the ever-expanding career of director Katie Bonham pretty much from day one.

We may even have been the first outlet to interview Katie, which has allowed us to watch her hone her craft over the course of a series of haunting shorts, each bigger and better than the last. From psychological horror to quasi-slasher flick, Bonham’s work has shown a steady hand when it comes to shocks, aiming for the cerebral as much as the gut.

That certainly seems to be the case with Mab, which is practically polished and ready for release.

Here’s the synopsis:

Mab tells the story of Rosie (Maria Teresa) and her mother, Kris (Lucy Clements), who struggle to make ends meet. Their only source of income comes from the daily delivery Rosie makes to the mysterious Mab, but what are these deliveries and what impact will this have on their lives of those around them? A magical realism short that uncovers the sacrifices people make to take control of their lives and the evil that lurks in the darkness of desperation.

Shot over three days on location in Kent and London, this is Bonham’s first collaboration with Director of Photography Sashi Kissoon (Stalled) and colourist Max Horton (Eden Lake, Gravity). Shooting on Red Dragon 6k with Kowa Anamorphics, this promises to be an innovative and visually stunning creation.

The great news is that Katie has sent the teaser trailer our way, which we include below.


It doesn’t give too much away – the best teasers rarely do – but certainly is enough to whet our appetite. Here’s hoping we don’t have to wait too long to see this in its entirety…….

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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