04th Oct2017

Interview: Simeon Halligan discusses Northern horror ‘Habit’

by Phil Wheat

In a follow-up to last weeks podcast/interview, Britflicks podcast host and Nerdly team member Stuart Wright talks to writer/director Simeon Halligan about his new film Habit, an adaptation of Steven McGeagh’s cult novel, which is set in a neon-drenched dystopian Manchester.

Alongside Elliot James Langridge (Northern Soul), Habit features an incredible Northern cast of actors, including Roxanne Pallet (Emmerdale), Jessica Barden (Penny Dreadful, The Lobster) and Sally Carmen (Shameless). The film’s cast also includes William Ash (Waterloo Road), Andrew Ellis (This Is England), Robert Beck (Home Fires), Joanne Mitchell (White Settlers), and Louis Emerick (Layer Cake).

Habit follows the story of Michael, played by Elliot James Langridge (Northern Soul), jobless and down on his luck, he is irresistibly drawn into the city’s seedy underworld and is groomed by a subculture who have a dark secret, a bloody addiction that they intend Michael to share.

Confirmed UK screenings:

  • Thurs 5 Oct 2017 - Habit’s UK Premiere + Q&A open’s Manchester’s Grimmfest
  • Fri 13 Oct 2017 - Habit + Q&A at Nottingham’s Mayhem
  • Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Habit at Sheffield’s Celluloid Screams

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