Black Site helmer Tom Paton is officially August-bound with this year’s 20th Arrow FrightFest London setting the stage for the UK premiere of his new war-ripped action horror, Stairs. The official website for the annual festival is up and running as is Paton’s own unveiling of a hearty, official red-band trailer and poster.
A group of mercenaries are sent into Eastern Europe in the middle of a civil war to retrieve intel, but shortly after the mission the unit finds themselves trapped on a never-ending stairwell; forced to climb or die. To survive, they must revisit their past sins if they ever want to get off. The film blurs the lines of action and horror, creating a visually unique movie that deals with time travel, the repercussions of violence and consequence. Rife with practical effects, bone-crunching fight sequences and existential dread; its underpinned by a villain with a real purpose. Guaranteed to thrill audiences, “STAIRS” marks Tom Paton’s third time premiering at the London based event.
Stairs stars Shayne Ward, Toby Osmond, Simon Meacock, Rachel Warren, Bentley Kalu, Samantha Schnitzler, Phoebe Robinson-Galvin and more.