Tom Burke stars in Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins’ bizarre and brilliant The Show, premiering at FrightFest and set for UK wide release from the 18th October.
Altitude has announced the release of The Show, a truly unique wonderfully surreal mystery from the mind of the legendary Alan Moore (Jerusalem).
The Show will be receiving its UK Premiere at this year’s FrightFest on 27 August in London before its release on Altitude.film and other digital platforms from 18 October.
We were lucky enough to review this one last year at the Sitges Film Festival, calling it “A weirdly compelling entrant into the revival of the English Gothic genre”.
Starring Tom Burke (C.B. Strike) and The Serpent’s Ellie Bamber, and featuring a rare on screen appearance from Moore himself, The Show is the feature length directing debut of award-winning photographer Mitch Jenkins (Showpieces) and is an extraordinary mix of the dreamworld visions of Terry Gilliam with The League Of Gentlemen.
Set in an extraordinary alternative universe, with dazzling and delirious visuals, and a brilliantly enigmatic performance from Burke, The Show features Moore’s characteristic mischievous humour, eccentric characters and delightfully labyrinthine plotting.
SYNOPSIS: A frighteningly focused man of many talents, passports, and identities, arrives in Northampton – a strange and haunted town in the heart of England. On a mission to locate a stolen artefact for his menacing client, Fletcher finds himself entangled in a twilight world populated with vampires, sleeping beauties, Voodoo gangsters, noir private eyes, and masked avengers. He quickly sinks into a bizarre and delirious black hole, that is hidden just beneath the surface of this seemingly quiet town. Soon enough Fletcher discovers that dreams and reality have been blurred and there might no longer be a real world to go back to-Welcome to The Show.
The Show will premiere at FrightFest this Friday, 27th August and release on Altitude.Film and other digital platforms from the 18th October.
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