“I always said I’d follow you into Hell. I just never thought you’d take us there.”
Using time travel to change the outcome of a war is the crux of the Terminator movies. The same plot motivator is employed in Stairs, but this film looks decisively more terrifying than any action-based thriller. Give the trailer a spin at the top of the article.
A group of mercenaries are sent into Eastern Europe in the middle of a civil war to retrieve intel, but shortly after the mission the unit find themselves trapped on a never-ending stairwell; forced to climb or die. To survive, they must revisit their past sins if they ever want to get off.
The film blurs the lines of action and horror, creating a visually unique movie that deals with time travel, the repercussions of violence and consequence. Rife with practical effects, bone-crunching fight sequences, and existential dread; its underpinned by a villain with a real purpose. Guaranteed to thrill audiences, Stairs marks Tom Paton’s third time premiering at the London Frightfest.
Paton had this to say on Stairs inclusion in the event:
“It’s a really honour to be back at Frightfest for the third year in a row. I’m especially proud of how Stairs has turned out and I can’t wait to share it with everyone. Frightfest has been an amazing platform for my career and I’m really excited to be heading back, especially as the line-up is so incredible this year.”
The film marks the feature film debut of National Television Award Winning actor and former X-Factor winner Shayne Ward, alongside Toby Osmond (Game of Thrones), Sophie Austin (Call The Midwife), Alana Wallace (Black Site), Samantha Schnitzler & Bentley Kalu (Wonder Woman).
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