‘She is close now’, how close? Pigeon Shrine FrightFest will kick off on the 24th August, a day later Doctor Jekyll will make it’s world premiere, today we have a short teaser.
Eddie Izzard stars in this one as our titular character Dr.Nina Jekyll. We are promised a modern retake based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic horror story. Jekyll in this version is a Transgender woman, will give you an idea the theme of identity.
Joe Stephenson directs this one, with the legendary Hammer Studios involved in the production. There is no word on who will release the film in the UK, Ireland or U.S after it’s Festival run, just yet.
An isolated mansion, a mysterious locked room, creepy corridors, a dusty cellar and a mad doctor…Hammer horror is back with a modern reimagining of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’. When ex-convict Rob takes the carer position to the infamous Nina Jekyll, little does he know he’s part of an evil master plan devised by her alter ego Rachel Hyde. But to what lengths will Rob go to satisfy his client’s weird wishes and his own ambitions for the daughter he has never even seen?
The film also stars Scott Chambers, Lindsay Duncan and Simon Callow.