We here at AndyErupts have been following the progress of feature-length Scottish horror The Bench since July last year. However, this film has been six years in the making and now, it’s inching a little closer to a release!
In case you’ve missed our coverage, the press release gives the following synopsis:
“Set in the secluded forests of the North of Scotland, The Bench tells the story of six college grads who spend the summer at a cabin in the woods only to find a blood drenched bench in the basement. Like most of us they don’t believe the urban legend of the boy, Chester Oakes, who used to live there and what happened one fateful day down in that basement on the bench. But, Chester has come home and one by one they will have to face the bench.”
Starring a glut of young Scottish talent such as: Carmen Pieraccini (River City), Ross Maxwell (Running in Traffic), Jennifer Byrne (Doctor Who: Besieged), Matt McClure (The Wee Man), Christopher Summers (Night Is Day: The Movie), Joy McAvoy (The Angel’s Share, Filth), Gareth Hunter (The Books of Crowe) and Ilaria Nardini.
Young director Sean Wilkie has said of The Bench: “Take Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Saw and Hostel put them in a blender with a lot of blood, some Tarantino-esque dialogue and a healthy dose of originality and you have The Bench.”
Quarantine Films are now running an indiegogo campaign (ending August 7th) to raise funds to complete the post production and fund a tour of the festivals. Quarantine need to raise $3,000 and have some pretty cool perks to offer to contributors. If this is something you’d like to do, get involved HERE.
Check out the trailer for The Bench, fiends…