Altitude put the fun, fright and fight back into film this September (NEWS)
Altitude are proud to announce the release of a magnificent seven jaw-dropping films from September this year, including a spine-tingling eco horror, a high concept social media thriller, a truly shocking creature feature, a heartwarming kung-fu comedy gem, a surreal fantasy noir from the mind of Alan Moore, and much much more.
The seven films, a mixture of digital and cinema releases, feature some fantastically scary horror titles - including fresh from their FrightFest premieres - that are sure to entertain fright fans and more in the run up to Halloween.
THE SHOW, 18th Oct digital
GAIA, 24th Sept digital
THE PAPER TIGERS, 11th Sept, The Fighting Spirit Festival UK premiere / 20th Sept, digital
CLAW, 13th Sept, digital
TRIGGERED, 13th Sept, digital
MEANDER, 4th Oct, digital
FOLLOWED, 11th Oct, digital
Released 18 October
A haunting fantasy from the mind of Alan Moore
SYNOPSIS: Fletcher, a frighteningly focussed man of many talents, passports, and identities, arrives in Northampton - a strange and haunted town in the heart of England. On a mission to locate a stolen artefact for his menacing client, Fletcher finds himself entangled in a twilight world populated with vampires, sleeping beauties, Voodoo gangsters, noir private eyes, and masked avengers. Fletcher quickly discovers that dreams and reality have blurred and there might no longer be a real world to go back to. Welcome to The Show.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Fantastically weird and wonderful Moore brilliance, featuring a superb performance by Tom Burke, for lovers of Good Omens and Neon Demon. Following its UK Premiere at this year’s FrightFest, Anton Bitel of Projected Figures described the film as “a rip-roaring cosmicomic revenge mystery... a dizzying blend of high and low, the profane and the occult, funny-haha and funny-weird"
THE SHOW is released on Altitude.film and other digital platforms from 18 October.
Andrew Broder’s score to THE SHOW features an opening theme by Mara Carlyle, and a fantasy cast to sing the songs penned specially for the soundtrack by Alan Moore including Beth Gibbons (Portishead), Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Alan Sparhawk (Low), Andrew Hung (Fuck Buttons), Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio) and very special guest Alan Moore himself as Mr Metterton.
Lead single Bloodrush featured Denzel Curry, Dua Salah Haleek Maul and Justin Vernon.
The second single from the score, Walk To Detective, is available now.
Released 24 September
“A stunning assault on the senses” BLOODY DISGUSTING
SYNOPSIS: An injured forest ranger on a routine mission is saved by two off-the-grid survivalists. What is initially a welcome rescue grows more suspicious as the son and his renegade father reveal a cultish devotion to the forest. When their cabin is attacked by a strange being it’s clear there is a far greater threat in this unrelenting wilderness.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: A timely and terrifying eco-horror for fans of Midsommar, In The Earth, and Annihilation. Flickering Myth described the film as “a tantalising eco-horror” with “a sticky fever dream of haunting imagery”, following its UK premiere at this year’s prestigious FrightFest. It features magnificent central performances from Monique Rockman, and Carel Nel, who, Kim Newman says “is a compelling maniac figure”.
GAIA is released on Altitude.film and other digital platforms from 24 September.
THE PAPER TIGERS
Released 20 September
"A natural crowd pleaser with a warm heart" EYE FOR FILM
SYNOPSIS: Three kung fu prodigies have grown into washed-up, middle-aged men, now one kick away from pulling their hamstrings. But when their master is murdered, they must juggle their dead-end jobs, dad duties, and old grudges to avenge his death.
WE LIKE IT: A delightful, hilarious and heartfelt kung fu comedy that recalls indie hit Foot Fist Way and the nostalgia of the Karate Kid movies and Cobra Kai.
THE PAPER TIGERS will receive its UK Premiere at this year’s The Fighting Spirit Festival 11 September before its wider release on Altitude.film and other digital platforms from 20 September.
Released 13 September
Thrilling creature feature from the director of OPEN WATER
SYNOPSIS: After blowing a tyre in the middle of the desert while on their way to Los Angeles, best friends Kyle and Julia are forced to spend the night in a remote ghost town. Meanwhile in the nearby mountains, trouble brews. A velociraptor, brought to life by a disgraced scientist, escapes its enclosure and makes its way towards the ghost town, hungry and aggravated. With the prehistoric predator now stalking them throughout the sprawling property and no outside help to speak of, Kyle and Julia must work together in order to survive. And if they do, they better hope the scientist didn't make any others.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: A seriously nasty little monster amok flick, for fans of Breed and Tremors.
CLAW will premiere at FrightFest’s Virtual Festival on 4 September and is released on Altitude.film and other digital platforms from 13 September
Released 13 September
“Enjoyably excessive cat-and-mouse thriller” FLICKERING MYTH
SYNOPSIS:Terror strikes when nine campers wake up with bombs strapped to their chests, all with varying times on their countdown clocks.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: A devilishly simple and nasty fight to the death that mixes Battle Royale with Final Girl with a dash of Hunger Games.
TRIGGERED is released on Altitude.film and other digital platforms from 13 September.
Released 4 October
“Thrilling moments of claustrophobic dread and pain-fuelled horror”
SYNOPSIS: After a car crash a woman wakes up in a strange tube full of deadly traps, her only option is to keep moving forward. But it is not clear how far she can even get or why she is there. Meander is a high stakes tension filled ride sure to have you on the edge of your seat.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: A gripping, gruesome hi-tech and Sitges award-winning thriller that joins the ranks of fiendish screen puzzlers Saw and Cube.
MEANDER is released on Altitude.film and other digital platforms from 4 October.
Released 11 October
Nerve-shattering high concept social media chiller
SYNOPSIS: Followed introduces us to aspiring social media influencer "DropTheMike." When he is offered the opportunity to get a nice stack of cash for sponsorship of his channel, he's joined by his video crew on a visit to one of the most haunted hotels in America to endure a night of thrills and scares. What begins as a fun investigative challenge quickly descends into a personal hell of true evil, begging the timely question: how far would you go to pursue social media fame?
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: This year’s must-see internet chiller, in the vein of Unfriended, Host, and Happy Death Day. Inventive and genuinely scary, this is a treat for horror fans.
FOLLOWED is released on Altitude.film and other digital platforms from 11 October.