29th Apr2015

Brit horror ‘Unhallowed Ground’ scoops 3 awards at LIFF 2015

by Phil Wheat

Indie Brit-flick Unhallowed Ground, which we called “an unexpected gem…” (review) has scooped the Best Horror Film award at the prestigious 12th London Independent Film Festival. The 11-day annual festival hosted at the Shortwave and Genesis cinemas in London, showcased over 60 of the best of low and micro budget films from the UK and abroad and Unhallowed Ground a supernatural-thriller-horror directed by Russell England, stood out in its category.

Obtaining the ‘Best Horror Film’ accolade was not the only gong picked up this weekend. Two of the film’s stars were also applauded at the prestigious British Independent Film Festival held at the Empire Leicester Square. Marcus Griffiths won the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ award for his portrayal of feisty Aki Adebola, while co-star Rachel Petladwala was voted ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her role as sporty student Meena Shah.

Set in an historic British boarding school six students from two prestigious single sex private schools, spend a night patrolling the eerie grounds of Dhoultham School as part of an initiative with the British Army to empower them with basic military training. As each hour passes and the teenagers complete their mundane tasks, they witness a series of increasingly disturbing occurrences: slamming doors, flickering lights and ghostly apparitions. As they spend more and more time together, personal conflicts are magnified and the school’s gruesome history erupts with deadly consequences. Meanwhile, the ante is upped by two brazen burglars who have chosen this very night to carry out a heist on the school archive room – a vault of priceless historical documents and artefacts. As the supernatural encounters begin to take an increasingly malevolent turn, the students realise they must escape Dhoultham before the night’s end. The only problem is they have all been separated; trapped in a maelstrom of ghosts, pistol-packing madmen and evil…

Unhallowed Ground will be released on selected screens across the UK on 12th June 2015, followed by the online and DVD release on 29th June and 13th July respectively.



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