Oct 302015


We’re chuffed to bits to announce that Sean Smith’s short film THE GLOAMING has finished its festival run and is now available online to watch for free!

Ireland, 1849. The Great Famine. As a church bell tolls and the gloaming descends, a father and son working the land are forced to confront an ancient evil.

The Gloaming is the debut short horror film by award-winning, IFTA-nominated filmmakers Souljacker. It was written and directed by Sean Smith, with an original score by Choice Music Prize-winning musician Adrian Crowley.

An atmospheric piece that owes as much to the eerie bogland captured by cinematographer Brian O’Brien (Souljacker) as it does to the chilling story of a father and son stalked by an ancient evil, The Gloaming was shot entirely on location in Co. Cavan, Ireland.

It stars Cavan actors Kevin McGahern (the new presenter of RTÉ’s Republic of Telly), Tommy Sharkey (a leading player on Cavan’s amateur dramatics scene and star of forthcoming feature ‘Revenant’) and Kim McCafferty (Pat McCabe & Kevin Allen’s ‘The Ballad of Honky McSwaine’), with Eoin Heaney as ‘the fiend’.


WINNER: Best Sci-Fi/Horror at the Underground Short Film Festival, 2013
WINNER: Best Horror Short at the Fargo Fantastic Film Festival, USA, 2013

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sitges International Film Festival 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION: South African HorrorFest 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Lisbon International Horror Film Festival 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Abertoir: National Horror Festival of Wales 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Kerry Film Festival 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION: GrimmFest, Manchester 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Clones Film Festival 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Dublin Horrorthon 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Dingle International Film Festival 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION: British Short Film Festival, Berlin 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany 2014


BatWhilst I love prosthetic effects, stop-motion animation and gore, nothing can beat a good story! I adore B-movies and exploitation films in many of their guises and also have a soft spot for creature features. I review a wide range of media including movies, TV series, books and videogames. I'm a massive fan of author Hunter S. Thompson and I enjoy various genre of videogames with Kingdom Hearts and Harvest Moon two of my all time favs. I don't do 3D movies so put the red and green spex away!

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