After having it’s world premiere at BFI London Film Festival earlier this month, Darkland Pictures release a new clip for Shepherd.
Russell Owen’s atmospheric chiller left London with some strong reviews and next month will have it’s UK and Irish cinema release. The film stars Tom Hughes a grieving widower who escapes the stress of life to work from an deserted remote island. His mind starts to rot thanks to a deadly secret with his new home and life slowly morphing into a terrifying race to save his sanity and his life.
Our genre editor Bradley Hardcroft watched the film at BFI London Film Festival. Calling the film “A bold champion of dense atmospherics over superficial pyrotechnics the film’s intense creative integrity makes for an immersive and affecting horror experience“.
Related Post: BFI London Film Festival Review – Shepherd (2021)
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 be UK and Irish cinemas from 26th November.