World premieres can never be a bad thing, and one of the more interesting selections on offer at this year’s shindig is director Tom Paton’s Redwood.

Hopefully a twist on the camping horror tales so loved by the genre over the years, the film marks Paton’s second outing behind the camera after last year’s Pandorica.

Buffy favourite Nicholas Brendon features among the cast, headlined by Tatjana Inez Nardone and Mike Beckingham as lovers who find their trip out into the sticks sees things go horribly wrong.

Here’s the synopsis:

After some bad news back at home, musician Josh and his girlfriend Beth head out to a secluded national park in search of some clarity on the situation they’ll face when they return. But the couple get more than they bargained for when they ignore the advice of Park Rangers and venture off the trail, coming face to face with The Redwood’s legendary wildlife. REDWOOD brings a fresh spin to a well-worn mythology to create an edge of your seat horror movie that will shred your nerves and have you thinking twice about going camping again.

The film debuts in London on opening night – August 24 – with a follow-up screening on Saturday, August 26.

Here’s the trailer:

 

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.