Getting its UK premiere at Frightfest – and marking the feature directorial debut of Phillip G Carroll Jr (who also writes), The Honeymoon Phase looks set to be one of the more interesting offerings at the genre shindig.

Here’s the synopsis:

Struggling young lovers Tom and Eve lie about being married so they can enter ‘The Millennium Project’. For a fee of $50,000, the 30-day scientific study analyzes the relationships of participating couples while they reside in clinically futuristic, secluded smart homes. Run by a mysterious researcher and his associate, the experiment leads Eve into a violent descent of madness questioning her lover’s trust. Is Eve suffering from cabin fever? Or is it just part of the study Tom’s in on? For he might not be the man she thinks he is.

And we have a trailer for you…

The film stars Jim Schubin and Chloe Carroll as the couple, with support from the likes of Francois Chau, Ione Butler and Tara Westwood.

The Honeymoon Phase screens at the digital event on Saturday, August 29.

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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