DOGGED was good. Really really good. Winner of numerous festival awards, and released to positive critical review, it was one of few low-budget independent horror films to find legitimate success in the community. Given the mountain of releases in the same year, many of them being truly quality stuff, there's no question to just how impressive this accomplishment actually was.
So, I trust director and writer Richard Rowntree. He knows what he's doing, he knows how to craft a film, and he definitely knows how to do it in style. This makes supporting his next project Nefarious, a no-brainer - an even more ambitious undertaking than before...
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Ash Mountain Films launch crowdfunding campaign for second horror feature film “Nefarious” Ash Mountain Films & director Richard Rowntree, makers of the folk-horror festival hit “Dogged” have this week launched a crowdfunding campaign for their new feature film “Nefarious” – a home invasion horror/thriller with a twist.
Receiving 15% of their £20,000 goal in the first 72 hours of launch, the project is garnering plenty of support so far, and will run until 18th May.
Following the success of their first feature (which will be released later this year in North America & the UK on DVD & VOD by Left Films), the team have embarked on another ambitious feature film project, and they’re hoping for lots more support from the horror community to get it made.
Taking quite a different turn from the folk-horror sub-genre on this occasion, “Nefarious” centres on a home invasion which goes horrifically wrong and leaves the protagonists fighting for their lives against a predator of monstrous proportions.
The film promises to focus on themes relating to real world current issues including poverty & the class divide, mental health and sexual manipulation, and boasts a cast horror fans will be familiar with in Toby Wynn-Davies (Escape From Cannibal Farm, Dogged) and star of the hit Crypt TV short film “The Birch”, Aaron Thomas Ward.
The team have promised some imaginative & gory practical effects, combined with a very character driven story which should appeal to horror fans everywhere.
If you’d like to take a look at their campaign on Kickstarter, and maybe even contribute to getting this film made, check out the link below:
You can follow the progress of the film & filmmakers on Facebook (@NefariousFilm) and on Twitter @NefariousMovie & @AshMountainFilm