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If you’re a fan of horror then you really ought to know about Hex Media. Founded by the ultra talented duo Sarah Daly and Lawrie Brewster, the burgeoning Scottish studio has been making a name for itself in recent times with their brand of Gothic horror fare and viral prank videos which feature the the scary creations featured in their works. It’s highly likely you’ve come across the Owlman scaring unsuspecting members of the public. If not, you can check one of the videos out here.
That said, while Hex know how to create a good laugh at the expense of the everyday population, their true talent lies in the ability to create captivating scare fare. Their last two features, Lord of Tears and The Unkindness of Ravens, rank among the best genre cinema to ever emerge from the UK in quite some time. I don’t want to spoil the surprises of either movie, but if you’re tired of the same old tried and tested modern horror or just want something good and genuinely scary and moving, you owe it to yourself to check these movies out during the Halloween season. Both are on Amazon Prime as we speak. (Though I would recommend checking out their Blu-ray releases for some stacked special features).
I really cannot praise Hex enough. As a lifelong horror fan they make me excited about the genre more than most do. As a Scottish-based company telling stories set in the country in all its natural spooky splendour, they instil some national pride in me. Therefore, I’m beyond excited for their next feature, The Black Gloves, which is set to be released in the very near future. The film, which was praised by Guillermo del Toro on Twitter, is a Gothic Noir period piece set in the 1940s – a time when people dressed with style and were much cooler and classier.
Better yet – the film is set to première at FrightFest’s Halloween party this month. So, if you’re in London or can make it down, you should really head down and check it out. The line-up looks pretty great across the board and the festival is always a great time wherever it’s taking place. You can find out more info below:
Lawrie Brewster’s eagerly awaited Gothic Noir THE BLACK GLOVES will screen at Horror Channel FrightFest’s Halloween extravaganza in London on the 28th of October.
The 1940s-set black and white chiller, starring horror darling Macarena Gómez features alongside a choice line-up of horror premières including HOUSEWIFE, from BASKIN director Can Evrenol and BEYOND SKYLINE, the sequel to 2010 breakout hit SKYLINE.
THE BLACK GLOVES tells the story of a psychologist obsessed with the disappearance of his young patient, and the menacing owl-headed figure that plagued her nightmares. His investigations lead him to a reclusive ballerina who, just like his patient, is convinced that she is about to die at the hands of this disturbing entity.
The fourth feature from writer/director duo Sarah Daly and Lawrie Brewster of horror studio Hex Media, the film sees the return of the iconic Owl Man from their cult favourite LORD OF TEARS and stars Macarena Gómez, Jamie Scott Gordon, Alexandra Nicole Hulme and Nicholas Vince.
THE BLACK GLOVES is an international co-production between Hex Media and Dark Dunes Productions in association with 3rd Monkey Productions, 7 Toes Productions, Needle’s Eye Productions and Lights Out Productions.
Day passes and single tickets are available from http://frightfest.nuticke