EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit to handle found-footage horror ripped from the headlines.
Carey Fitzgerald’s sales outfit High Point has picked up UK found-footage horror The Mirror ahead of the EFM.
Last year The Daily Mail and Huffington Post were among media outlets to report on a ‘haunted’ mirror that according to its owners left them dogged by bad luck, financial misery, strange sightings and illness.
Picking up where the media story ended, The Mirror focuses on three intrepid flatmates who purchase the supposedly haunted antique on ebay and set up round the clock cameras in the hopes of capturing evidence of something going bump in the night.
The completed feature is directed by Ed Boase (Blooded) and stars I Spit on Your Grave 2 actress Jemma Dallender alongside Joshua Dickinson and Nate Fallows.
Boase, who produced the film with Altitude exec Hamish Moseley for Magma Pictures and Robert Taylor at the Artists Partnership, told ScreenDaily: “I was too frightened to use the real mirror, now in the hands of a new owner, and opted for a prop one instead: I didn’t want seven years of bad luck, or worse.”
“The Mirror makes a genuinely compelling offering to the horror canon”, asserted High Point managing director Fitzgerald, adding that it “takes our age-old fear of what may lie beyond the looking glass and sets it firmly in a contemporary frame that is unsettlingly convincing.”