26th Feb2020

EFM 2020: First look at Brit horror ‘Cannibal Lake’

by Phil Wheat

British horror Cannibal Lake has been picked up by Phoenix for worldwide sales leading into this year European Film Market in Berlin.

Produced by Jamie McLeod-Ross & Charley McDougall – founders of new UK production shingle Empire Studios who have had a very busy year with producing 3 films (Cannibal Lake, Death Ranch, After Dark) and exec producing Neil Marshall’s latest feature The Reckoning, releasing 2020 – Cannibal Lake is directed by Louisa Warren (Tooth Fairy 1,2, The Viking War, Pagan Warrior) and written Charley McDougall.

Dubbed “a British Texas Chain Saw Massacre”, Cannibal Lake tells the story of a group of 20 somethings, wantin to end the summer on a high, take the advice from a girl they met at a festival about a secret rave deep in the Valleys. When their route is detoured they have no choice but to venture into the unknown. Once they come across a derelict Leisure Park, they soon realize what they thought was their salvation turns out to be the heart of the cannibals lair.

Up and coming British producers Empire Studios are on a mission is to grow as British indie style studio as well as to produce and close financing on bigger commercial wide releasing films. Menawhile Phoenix is a worldwide sales agent with offices in London, Italy and LA representing films such as The Resistance Fighter, Murder in the Woods, and The Last Mission.







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