POSSUM Coming To Theaters and VOD on 11/2
Every year, the horror scene gets more and more diverse. For every blockbuster, there’s twenty indie movies coming out that are pushing boundaries, making something out of a nothing budget, using wild ideas and sinister thoughts to bring something horrifying to life.
That’s what Possum is.
Garnering a ton of critical acclaim in the festival circuit, Dark Sky Films and director Matthew Holness have crafted something that looks surely haunting. Holness is a fascinating writer with a wild sense of imagination and abstract reality, working on cult classic Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. Now it’s time to see what he can do with a full length. Find the synopsis and trailer for Possum below and get ready to seek it out in early November.
A disgraced children's puppeteer (Sean Harris, Mission: Impossible - Fallout) returns to his dilapidated childhood home and lecherous stepfather (Alun Armstrong), intent on destroying 'Possum', a hideously malformed spider-puppet he carries with him in a brown leather case. His mind flooded with painful half-memories and nightmarish visions, he soon finds himself embroiled in a local investigation for a missing boy, progressively unsure of what's real and what's not. All the while Possum seems to mock his suffering at every turn.
A hallucinatory venture into a truly damaged psyche, Matthew Holness' (Garth Merenghi's Darkplace) POSSUM is a twisted trip of terror where both nothing and everything is exactly as it seems.
Written and Directed by Matthew Holness
Producers: James Harris, Mark Lane, Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones
Cast:Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong
TRT: 85 min
Country: United Kingdom
Rating: Not Rated
About the Director:
Writer/Director Matthew Holness wrote and starred in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace before moving into directing. His short films include Smutch, A Gun for George and The Snipist. POSSUM is his first feature. As an author, his short stories have appeared in several anthologies including Phobic: Modern Horror Stories, The New Uncanny: Tales of Unease and Protest: Stories of Resistance for Comma Press. As an actor, he has appeared in The Office, Life's Too Short, Friday Night Dinner, Toast of London and Back.