A teaser trailer for Chilean-born director Tony Jopia’s bloody British horror tale DeadTime has reared its ever screaming head, and we’ve got your chance to dig on it right here!
From the Press Release
New British horror movie DeadTime hails from the West Midlands in the UK and released its teaser trailer today. Directed by Tony Jopia and produced by novelist Dominic Took, the film centres around a rock ‘n metal band whose members’ careers have run aground.
Turning to their record label producer, played by Terry Christian of TV’s “The Word”, for help, they are sent to a dingy old studio in Wednesbury to utilise their “deadtime” and create their new “magnum opus”. Only moments after finishing their first track, one of the group turns up dead, killed in one of the most stomach-churning ways to hit the horror genre yet.
Director Jopia says, “DeadTime was great fun to make with a focus on being British, bloody, and really brutal horror. We wanted to capture the best that the horror genre had to offer, whilst really coming out with some brilliant death scenes.”
According to producer Took, “DeadTime, unlike so many other serious horror films, leapt out as a possible black sheep of the flock. It’s for this reason I worked very closely with executive producers Tony Jopia and Stephen Bishop to bring their ideas to life and maybe have a bit of fun whilst doing it.”
Dominic went on to say, “With people like Hollywood composer John Roome to score the film and a highly sought after editor on board, we’re really on our way to making DeadTime one of the best horror slashers yet.”
No stranger to being in front of the camera, associate producer John R. Walker also plays a small role in the film. Usually playing killers and rapists, John’s character in DeadTime was a departure from those types of roles, “I was so pleased to play Rupert. Tony and Dominic were fantastic in the freedom they gave me.”
On the future Tony had this to say, “I don’t want to say too much until DeadTime is released; Dominic and I are already in private talks with three major UK and US distributors.”
The film also stars Leslie Grantham (TV’s “Eastenders”, “Doctor Who”, and “The Uninvited”), Joe Egan (Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes), Ian Hill (Judas Priest), and a host of new British talent.
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