Earlier this morning the BFI announced the line up for 65th BFI London Film Festival, one of the films officially selected is Russell Owen‘s chilling British horror Shepherd. To celebrate the great news Darkland Distribution have released the new UK Trailer for the film that promises to ‘haunt you’.
Tom Hughes stars in this one, he plays a grieving widower whose mind starts to rot thanks to a deadly secret. He decides to work alone on a deserted island which slowly morphs into a terrifying race to save his sanity and his life.
Owen commented on the news “I’ve followed the BFI London Film Festival for decades, so to actually be a part of it is surreal and a massive honour. I can’t think of a better platform to bring Shepherd to an audience and I’m over the moon.”
We are excited to see this one ourselves which seems to get better the more we footage from the film. It’s full of atmosphere, visually haunting, a study of grief, very much terrifying.
Widower Eric Black (Tom Hughes) attempts suicide after the suspicious death of his adulterous wife. He becomes distracted by a bizarre advertisement for a shepherd, working alone on a remote, desolate island off the west coast of Scotland. Eric grabs the chance to run away from his troubles and reflect. But the island is a psychological trap.
What appears to be the perfect wind swept escape turns into the most terrifying, unescapable nightmare.
A bump in the night morphs into a horrifying mind game, where the paranormal meets one man’s escalating madness. Haunting images of his dead wife and a mysterious hooded figure taunt Eric to the brink of insanity.
Eric needs to face his greatest fears if he has any chance of surviving and escaping the island.
The film also stars Kate Dickie, Gaia Weiss, and Greta Scacchi.
Shepherd will make it’s world premiere at BFI London Film Festival on 14th October. The film will get it’s UK and Irish cinema release from 26th November.