Psychological horror, which starts shooting this week, to star Nightmare on Elm Street’s Robert Englund and Game of Thrones’ Finn Jones.
The Philm Company has announced the start of principal photography of The Last Showing, a $2m psychological horror that will shoot for four weeks, entirely on location in the north west of England.
Cult horror actor Robert Englund (Nightmare On Elm Street) and Keith Allen (Shallow Grave) join a cast that includes Screen International Star of Tomorrow Malachi Kirby (Gone Too Far), Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) and Emily Berrington (The White Queen).
The Last Showing is from an original script by writer-director Phil Hawkins (Being Sold), marking his third feature. Former 20th Century Fox executive Alexandra Baranska is producing. The film is fully financed by equity investors through the Enterprise Investment Scheme.
The story centres on young couple Martin (Jones) and Allie (Berrington) who head to their local cinema to see the late night horror show but unwitting become stars of their own horror story.
Englund, who memorably took revenge on teens as Freddy Krueger, plays former projectionist Stuart who has been demoted by advancing technology and exacts his vengence on a generation that no longer requires his skills.
Director of photography Ed Moore joins the production team that includes composer Richard Bodgers, costume designer Geris Spencer and editor Paul Griffiths Davis.
Simon Crowe’s SC Films is handling sales.
The Philm Company has raised the maximum equity through the SEIS scheme to create a development fund for their production slate that includes Baptism, based on the novel by Max Kinnings, and Killing the Shadows, an adaptation of Val McDermid’s novel of the same name.