A film not getting enough exposure is Ryan Andrews’ Elfie Hopkins, a quirky cannibal tale in the vein of The ‘burbs that hit UK cinemas back in April. Now it comes to DVD & Blu-ray August 13 with a host of extras including a Making Of documentary, deleted scenes and original short “Little Munchkin” directed by Andrews. Check out the official trailer, along with the art and stills.
“Elfie Hopkins (Jaime Winstone), a 22 year-old animal-loving slacker, stoner, and wannabe detective, lives in a sleepy hunting village. Haunted by the death of her mother, Elfie seeks solace and inspiration from the old school detectives in The Maltese Falcon and Chinatown. She entertains herself, along with her geeky best friend, Dylan, by investigating the villagers and upsetting everyone with their imaginative allegations.
Things get serious however with the arrival of a family of trendy city dwellers, the Gammons, who weave seductive tales of adventure and entice the villagers with offers of exotic hunting holidays around the world. Despite not being immune to the Gammons’ charms, Elfie soon smells a rat, and snaps into full detective mode. Her mundane existence is about to be blown apart.
Blood quickly starts to spill in the village, and it’s no longer just the blood of animals. Elfie discovers the villagers are not making those flights and when she finally uncovers the truth, it’s darker than she could ever have imagined…”