A British horror movie, which cost just £12,000 to make, is to join a long line of successful low budget shockers as it looks set to emulate huge hits like Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project.
The film follows a group of media studies students and the plot involves a wave of cyberbullying and the disappearance of two girls, which leads the students into an abandoned army barracks, where they discover a shocking secret.
Director Warren Dudley says: “We felt that horror is the last genre in modern film where a tiny budget is not too much of a hindrance.
“If you have a good story, likeable characters and a really scary location audiences are happy to engage.”
Paranormal Activity – budget $15,000. Gross takings – $193m.
The Blair Witch Project – budget $30,000. Gross – $248m.
Night of the Living Dead – budget $110,000. Gross – $30m.
Halloween – budget $300,000. Gross – $70m.
The Cutting Room – budget $18,000. Gross ?
The film has also got a link to one of Britain’s greatest horror names. Executive producer John Herbert is the brother of legendary horror writer James while actor and producer TJ Herbert is his nephew.
The film has had rave reviews and has already received several offers from US distributors with film critic Chris Wilson calling it “Easily one of the best British horror films of the last 15 years.”, and horror writer Steven Hickey saying, “A genuinely disturbing, cool horror Brit-Flick.”
The Cutting Room is available from Tesco, HMV, iTunes, Lovefilm and Amazon with TJ Herbert says: “It’s been an incredible journey so far. The writing on the project only started in January 2014 and with the help of a very talented cast and crew, and a brilliant location, we believe we have created something truly frightening!”
WEBSITE – www.thecuttingroommovie.com