The claustrophobic chiller, Stalker, is set to premiere at FrightFest next month – here’s the first trailer.

There’s something inherently scary about being trapped. Claustrophobic or not, it’s something that many horror films have taken delight in exploiting. From 2010’s similarly themed Devil to Buried, these primal fears have made for an interesting and varied selection of screenplays.

That brings us to Stalker, a new entry in the genre. The official synopsis reads as follows:

‘Rose Hepburn, a young actor working in horror movies, returns to her empty hotel. Forced to use the old freight elevator, it jolts to a halt on the twelfth floor, leaving her trapped with an unusual stranger. Left with no mobile phone signal as a storm approaches, tensions escalate and suspicions rise when Rose discovers the identity of the mysterious man is Daniel Reed, a camera operator on her latest movie, who is seemingly obsessed with her. As the elevator hangs precariously high about to plunge down at any minute, some harsh truths and actions start unfolding.’

Sophie Skelton headlines the film as Rose, alongside a supporting cast including Stuart Brennan and Bret Hart. Steve Johnson directs from a script by Chris Watt.

The film premieres at FrightFest on the 28th August, with a UK release date yet to be announced. Watch the trailer below:

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