Bankside will be putting forth their UK horror film Possum at this year’s AFM, per ScreenDaily, and it sounds like something incredibly fascinating.
Starring Sean Harris (pictured above in Prometheus), the film is written and directed by Matthew Holness, who is creator of the comedy series “Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace”.
The story is about a disgraced children’s puppeteer who returns to his childhood home and is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured him his entire life.
Holness enthusiastically describes the movie, saying, “Possum is a supernatural horror combining the stark psycho-drama of George Romero’s ‘Martin’ with the uncanny terror of ‘Dead Of Night’. The film draws on the dark nightmares of silent expressionist horror, British classics such as ‘The Innocents’ and ‘Don’t Look Now’, as well as the claustrophobic suburban gothic of Pete Walker’s ‘Frightmare’. Possum will terrify in the best tradition of classic horror cinema, evoking an atmosphere of supernatural dread and creeping horror.”
From the site, the film will be produced by, “…James Harris, Mark Lane, Robert Jones and Wayne Marc Godfrey of The Fyzz Facility with production finance from Ingenious and The Fyzz Facility.“