Trailer: IN THE SHADOW IT WAITS is a Ground-Breaking Live Horror Film Experience

Screening virtually tomorrow (August 1st) and Saturday, August 8th, In The Shadow It Waits is a ground-breaking horror movie experience from filmmaker Michael Beets. Check out the trailer and read more about the movie below.

In the Shadow it Waits- Short Promo from Michael Beets on Vimeo.

The film tells the story of four twenty-something co-workers, bored with their day jobs and sick of being locked up in isolation, who play a silly online game and unwittingly prove the truth of an urban legend. However, whilst they may not be able to get out, that doesn’t mean that something can’t get in.

In The Shadow It Waits is a horror film performed live and edited in real-time with actors performing from their own homes in different states across Australia at 6.00 am so that UK Audiences can watch live at 9.00 pm BST (1 pm PST). The audience is witnessing a film being made as they watch. 61 Scenes, 58 Camera Setups, and everything LIVE – this is definitely not a zoom call!

Orson Wells once declared that “The enemy of art is the absence of limitations”. The COVID-19 lockdown has provided limitations in spades and this was something that Creator and Director Michael Beets was interested to explore.

“I’ve always tried to push the boundaries of technology and performance and this was a chance to combine film and live performance in a way that hasn’t been done before. Performing in front of a live audience is such a thrill. Now we are bringing all the excitement and energy of live performance with the techniques and skills of filmmaking.”

In The Shadow It Waits is a scripted performance live-streamed into your home. 100% of all tickets will go directly to everyone involved in the production – the actors, filmmaker and tech crew. The audience is invited to meet the artists they’re directly supporting after each performance for an online Q&A and drink.

Tickets: £10.00 –

Are you interested in checking out In The Shadow It Waits? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.



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