In case you haven’t noticed, our pals over at Crypt TV are involved in a lot of cool projects, and a new web series that was first teased as part of their HalloVine series, Il Sonnambulo, is getting ready to launch on Halloween with Episode 1, “The End of Everything”… which means it’s time to check out the first trailer plus a half-dozen spooky stills!
Written and directed by Douglas Rath (director of last year’s horror-comedy hit Shock Value (review)), the as-of-now three-part series from Myth Factory Films follows a photographer made famous by crime scene photos relentlessly pursuing the shadowy killer who brought him his gory renown.
Il Sonnambulo stars Dean Christie (The Trial), Elizabeth Moynihan (TV’s “Vikings”), and Ross Mullan (“Game of Thrones”, “Doctor Who”). The first chapter of the compelling dark drama, titled “The End of Everything,” will be released on Halloween 2015, with subsequent volumes being unleashed in the following weeks.
Like a faded shock rocker clinging on to the vestiges of a world that has moved on, Atticus Hurst – fêted photographer, infamous provocateur – has been living on the afterglow of fame. Locked into a dangerously symbiotic relationship with his muse, Il Sonnambulo, an almost mythological killer, Atticus is always tipped off by a mysterious, random caller (who never survives) at precisely 2:37 am the night of the killings. First on the scene, he has found fortune – and infamy – photographing Il Sonnambulo’s atrocities. Over three decades he has traversed the globe documenting them all. The last seven years have been quiet for Il Sonnambulo – and Hurst; yet, despite Atticus’s fading notoriety, his ambition to hunt Il Sonnambulo has not.
Cutting through the din of empty, drug-binging anarchy, a call at 2.37 am ushers Atticus back to the world of very real horror-show crime scenes, this time cropping up in London, scarring the civilized world’s collective consciousness. Reluctantly enlisting help from Roberto, an ambitious hacker turned journalist hoping to crack the darkly glittering façade of Atticus’s celebrity, the two endeavor to track down Il Sonnambulo: a mission that confronts them with crimes of unprecedented savagery and a haunting from Atticus’s past that he never could have imagined.
As the two are drawn into the dark corners of London where the grotesque tableau was found, veritable Doré etchings of death, oblivion, and futility await them. This nihilistic romp will either consecrate Hurst’s legacy or burn them both to the ground.