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Scared Stiff (1987)

Are you a righteous soul? Are you a believer of the monsters that lurk in the shadows? If so, then Blood Myth and its blood-gurgling twist is the terror for you.

Rural settings make for some awesome tales of horror. Perhaps it is the openness of the dirt road unfolding before the characters. Maybe it’s the dense trees collapsing the sky above. It could be the crispness in the air; the echo of the frantic voices as the fill the air in search of missing friends . . .

"With strong characters and a downright demented twist ending, Blood Myth and its atmospheric charm works wonders"

. . . which is exactly where this horror folk tale begins. In the dark. With flashlights bouncing off the ground as people call out for their missing chums because every so often in one isolated, small town people go missing for no good reason. They just disappear; sacrificed to the doldrums for some unknown reason.


The Witch. Midsommar. The Lighthouse. Wicker Man. And now Blood Myth with the utterance of "Thirty”. It seems that some severely creepy folk tales crawl right out of the muck and the mire of every shore around the globe. We are made all the better for it, too. There’s nothing like a creepy tale to keep us warm at night. {googleads}

Directed by first-timers Sean Brown and Luke Gosling, this British bloodfest arrives on digital and disc this November. Blood Myth is a page-turner when it comes to its handling of suspense. The film is an atmospheric journey into some pretty dangerous parts of Britain thanks to a new assignment for reporter James Lincoln (Jonathan McClean). Soon to be a family man, James is a writer of the absurd and the obscure. He’s not above writing about ghosts he doesn’t believe in, mysteries he cares nothing for, and it is reflected in his attitude toward his interview subjects.

Unfortunately, his editor Claire (Charlie Walker McClimens) won’t transfer him. She won’t fire him either. They’ve recently been in an affair and while he tries to break it off – there’s a pregnant fiancé, Harriet (Anna Dawson, Book Of Monsters) waiting for him at home – she still has a grip on him; she’s his boss after all. So, based on a folk tale his barber told him, James finds himself on assignment (with Harriet) to cover a mysterious event called The Thirty out in the sticks.Scared Stiff (1987)

He might not believe in it, but there’s something strange afoot in this bizarre community. He has no idea what is in store for him and his new family, but after a mysterious encounter with a sightseeing stranger on the way into the town, anything is possible. This is new territory for James, to be this immersed in a folklore is unusual, but the people here believe in it. And when his fiancée goes missing, James finds himself thrust down a dangerous road to self-discovery and doubt.

With strong characters and a downright demented twist ending, Blood Myth and its atmospheric charm works wonders as it creeps us out with a folk tale designed to empower a new generation of horror hounds. Co-starring Hannah Chalmers, the list of missing pregnant girls and wild stories grows in Blood Myth, available on VOD November 5 from Galen Christy’s High Octane Pictures.

You too will hear voices crying out deep in the wilderness after witnessing what is born from the shadows. After all, blood must be paid.

3/5 beers

Scared Stiff (1987)


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Blood Myth

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
81 mins
: Sean Brown, Luke Gosling
Sean Brown, Luke Gosling
Jonathan McClean, Anna Dawson, Hannah Chalmers
: Horror
Death has many faces.
Memorable Movie Quote: "Those old bones from our attic turned out to be from his wife."
High Octane Pictures
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November 5, 2019
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Synopsis: A journalist desperately tries to find his missing fiancee and finally uncover the truth behind a sinister folklore, leading him down a dangerous road of discovery.


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