Cannibal horror Tear Me Apart to hit VOD following June premiere
James R | On 13, Jun 2016
Cannibal horror Tear Me Apart will land on VOD immediately following its UK theatrical premiere this June.
A post-apocalyptic dish of murder, meat and mysticism, Alex Lightman’s British debut feature bows in London on Thursday 16th June.
Written by Tom Kerevan, it follows two brothers, who live in a cave in a barren part of the Cornish landscape, and find themselves turning to cannibalism to survive. Although the eldest (played by Frazer Alexander) clings to the notion that their father will reappear, bringing with him the return of the ‘old world’, the younger brother (Alfie Stewart) has no such moral compass and relishes the meat he can get from the bodies of nomadic wanderers who stray into his sights. Then one day, a different kind of prey appears, in the form of a teenager (played by Jennie Eggleton). She is possibly the last girl alive – and her arrival begins a dangerous game.
“When the idea of a post-apocalyptic world devoid of women emerged, we were adamant that the film should not explain what happened. It is essentially about three young people trying to figure out not just how to survive, but if survival is what matters most to them,” says Lightman.
The movie had its world premiere at Austin Film Festival 2016 and is the first project from Cannibal Films, who are already in development with their second feature, a psychological thriller, which they intend to shoot next year. Tear Me Apart will screen at The Genesis, Whitechapel, this Thursday – and then, on Friday, will be available to watch online from www.tearmeapartmovie.com.
Here’s a trailer: