Tonight we have two trailers for two ow budget indie horrors playing at Film4’s FrightFest in August, the first is for what looks to be an insane, utterly bonkers gore fest called Banjo, and the second is for a far more serious affair in The Lesson.
Banjo is written and directed by Liam Regan, and the cast includes James Hamer-Morton, Damian Morter, Vito Trigo, Serena Chloe Gardner, Clay von Carlowitz, Dani Thompson, Dan Palmer, David Curtis and Laurence R. Harvey.
Meet Peltzer Arbuckle, a meek and bullied office employee, humiliated by his megalomaniac boss, teasing colleagues and his cheating partner. Peltzer spends his days in misery, stuck in his own mundane, nightmarish reality.
Once news about his embarrassing sexual accident makes it’s way around the workplace, Peltzer decides to put up with his humiliation no more, and conjures up his childhood imaginary friend Ronnie. Peltzer’s world is soon turned upside down, when Ronnie attempts to manipulate him to exact revenge on his tormenting co-workers in the most gruesome fashion.
As the body count stacks up, Peltzer must ultimately decide whether to runaway from his past or take control of his future, as he battles between sanity and madness, in this twisted tale of infidelity, revenge and snapped banjo strings.
The Lesson is written and directed by Ruth Platt, and the cast includes Robert Hands, Evan Bendall, Michaela Prchalová, Rory Coltart, and Joshua Wedge.
Learning can be murder in writer/director Ruth Platt’s astonishingly bravura art-house horror, the no-holds-barred love child of Ben Wheatley, Harmony Korine, Ken Loach, and Fritz Lang. Fin and Joel are two teenage wasters running wild in an arid rural landscape. But their bad education is about to take a turn for the intellectual best as someone at the end of their tether has decided to teach both schoolboys a lesson they will never forget.
A dark, claustrophobic, and bloody coming of age love story with a shock final destination, this morally challenging chiller will shake your well-ordered world.