Chris Crow’s ground-breaking, psycho-cyber horror thriller PANIC BUTTON gets a remastered launch on DVD & Download on Oct 23.
Four young people win a trip of a lifetime to New York, courtesy of their favourite social-networking website – All2gethr.com. On board the private jet, their mysterious host invites to take part in the in-flight entertainment – a new online gaming experience. But this is no ordinary game. Trapped at 30,000 feet, they are forced to play for their lives and the lives of their loved ones. They are about to learn that putting your life online can have deadly offline consequences and that there no ESC key…
The impressive DVD EXTRAS include an Audio Commentary with writers Frazer Lee, John Shackleton & David Shillitoe, a Guerrilla Filmmakers Masterclass and ‘Flight School’ – How to get a film off the ground. In addition there is a Trailer Galler, Gag reel, some outtake/deleted scenes and a ‘Making of’ Gallery.
Panic Button, made in 2011, was one of the first British horror films to explore the dark side of social networking and the perils of sharing too much information online. Played out in a claustrophobic, almost real-time situation, the film taps into pertinent social issues that now have a universal significance in the digital age. Themes such as social media crime, identity theft, cyber bullying, voyeurism, peer pressure, child safety and terrorism all come into play, at a time when iPads and smart phone apps were only in their early generations.
Trailer will be screened at the Horror Channel FrightFest Halloween event on Saturday 28th October 2017, Empire Haymarket.