The unsettling Scottish legend of Sawney Bean and his clan of cannibals is something which conjures up fear and nightmares, so it is the perfect story to adapt into a horror film. Director Ricky Wood has done just that and I am sure you’ll agree that the trailer, lengthy as it is, delivers the goods. Sawney: The Flesh of Man stars David Hayman as the infamous Sawney Bean along with Gavin Mitchell, Ross Maxwell, Will Sutton, Samuel Freeney, Rachel Jackson, Shian Denovan and Elizabeth Brown. Here is the full synopsis written by Ricky Wood himself:
Sawney, a religious psychopathic killer (played by David Hayman) drives a devilish Black Cab (taxi), stalking the towns and cities, abducting unholy souls for his communion of sacrifices. His insane family of inbred killers Judd and Jake, use their agility to wreak slaughter and havoc among their victims, who are then dragged to Sawney’s lair in the hills, where they are raped, tortured and cannibalised. Sawney with his skillful surgical blade removes the appetizing pieces of human flesh for dinner before feeding the remains to a chained BEAST in the cellar. The Missing Persons list is beginning to rise! Investigative crime journalist Hamish MacDonald (Samuel Feeney) writes sensational and damming headlines against the police, due to their incompetence in handling the case. Frustrated police inspector Bill Munro (Gavin Mitchell) is under great pressure to catch the serial killers but is hindered by Hamish who is constantly giving him bad press. He decides to feed Hamish with privileged information rather than fight against him, just to get results for his superiors. But Hamish decides to investigate the heinous crimes on his own, with disastrous results. Unknowingly, his fiancée Wendy McIntyre (Elizabeth Brown) is drawn into the intriguing plot, she becomes a target for the psychopathic KILLERS! This dramatic horror film reaches its climax when the BEAST is let loose from its cellar to seek retribution.
By Matt Wavish