02nd Feb2015

Release date announced for Frightfest flick ‘The Sleeping Room’

by Phil Wheat

Following its UK premiere at FrightFest, Second Sight have announced the UK rights acquisition of acclaimed supernatural tale of Victorian revenge, The Sleeping Room.

The directorial debut of John Shackleton (Writer/Producer Panic Button) the film will make its UK debut On-Demand and Download on 27th April 2015 and DVD on 11th May 2015. Produced by Gareth I. Davies, The Sleeping Room marks Movie Mogul’s second feature.

Orphaned 19 year-old Brighton call girl Blue (Leila Mimmack – Becoming Human) is sent by her violent pimp Freddie (David Sibley – Downton Abbey) and his blowsy partner Cynthia (Julie Graham – Tower Block) to meet a new punter in Brighton, unaware of the horrifying impact it will have on her life. As Blue begins to fall for the quirky charms of her client Bill Hepworth (Joseph Beattie – Hex), she’s even more intrigued by the grand Regency terraced house that he is renovating; a once infamous Victorian brothel. Together they uncover a secret room that unlocks many dark and terrifying secrets relating to Blue’s murky family past and the death of her mother. A terrible supernatural force is about to be unleashed and nobody will escape its monstrous power unless a score for a heinous felony is settled. Awakening demons past and present, Blue is forced to confront her own in this psychological gothic nightmare.

The Sleeping Room also stars Christopher Adamson (Pirates of the Caribbean), Chris Waller (Fright Night 2) and features a cameo by horror critic Billy Chainsaw. Check out my review from Frightfest right here.


Special features on the UK release include:

  • 6th Sense’ – The original short film by screenwriter Ross Jameson
  • FrightFest 2014: Billy Chainsaw in conversation with director John Shackleton
  • ‘Behind-the Scenes’
  • Behind-the Scenes – Visual Effects
  • On-set gallery
  • Trailer

The Sleeping Room is released On-Demand and Download on 27th April 2015; and DVD on 11th May 2015.


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