Eat Locals to get Premiere at FrightFest 2017
We’ve got some great Movie News for you today dear readers as we’ve been told that The Movie Partnership has announced that their star-studded Horror/Comedy Eat Locals, will be having its UK Premiere at this year’s FrightFest at The Prince Charles Cinema on 26th August.
This will be the Directorial Debut for acclaimed actor, Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, X-Men: First Class), who unleashes an action-packed and darkly comic thriller of supernatural proportions. Effortlessly blending gut-busting laughs with blood-spattered shocks, Eat Locals is Assault On Precinct 13 meets Interview With A Vampire in the story of a coven of bloodsuckers whose bark is almost as bad as their bite.
From a script by BAFTA nominee Danny King, Eat Locals is an action-packed and riotously funny vampire thriller brought to (eternal) life by renowned actor Jason Flemyng in his directorial debut.
“I’ve loved vampires since I was a kid. Some kids wanted to be racing drivers or astronauts. I wanted to be Christopher Lee,” says King. In some way, the origins of Eat Locals go as far back as childhood for the screenwriter: “I always wanted to write a vampire film, and there’s only one thing better than one vampire, and that’s eight vampires,” he recalls.
The film boasts a whole host of acting talent including Charlie Cox (Stardust, Daredevil), Freema Agyeman (Dr. Who, Sense 8), Mackenzie Crook (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Game of Thrones), Tony Curran (Underworld: Evolution, League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Eve Myles (Torchwood), Ruth Jones (Gavin & Stacey, Stella), Annette Crosbie (One Foot In The Grave, Into The Woods) and Vincent Regan (300, Snow White & The Huntsman, Clash Of The Titans).
Flemyng also reunites the cast of Guy Ritchie’s crime comedy Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, with Nick Moran and Dexter Fletcher both starring and Jason Statham directing the fight scenes.
Cast members like Charlie Cox relished the experience of being directed by a former co- star, “He’s probably the most enthusiastic person I’ve ever met … He knows exactly what he wants and has such a great eye for detail.” Flemyng commanded a set where the spirits were immensely higher than the temperatures and has created a film that writer Danny King says, “[is] so much better than how I pictured it. I’ve blown away. I couldn’t be happier.”
For Freema Agyeman, however, Eat Locals marked the first time she had ever crossed paths with the actor-director. “It kind of felt like meeting a long-lost friend,” says Agyeman, who plays Angel, a character she describes as, “the least jaded and world-weary [of the vampires]. She’s fundamentally a team player but she does have a really vile streak. She’s quite animalistic in her behaviour. Visceral. She feeds, she fights. She’s a vampire at the end of the day.”
Eat Locals Synopsis
In a quiet country farmhouse, Britain’s vampires gather. They come together once every 50 years to discuss territories, disputes, threats and food stocks, and the approval of new members. On this night, a new face will be meeting them for the first time, and – if the vote is unanimous – could be the latest member to join their fanged ranks.
This new face, however – local lad Sebastian Crockett – merely thinks he’s on a promise with sexy cougar Vanessa.
Unluckily for all, Sebastian’s not the only guest who’ll be dropping in tonight. A detachment of Special Forces vampire killers led by Colonel Bingham has tracked the coven to this remote location, although they’ve bitten off far more than they can chew: they expected one vampire, not an entire coven.
With barely a handful of men ill-equipped to take down such a bloodthirsty clan, Bingham must keep the vampires pinned down while the fractious coven must put their own differences aside if they’re to escape before dawn.
For Sebastian, the soldiers and the coven, it may not only be the worst night of their lives. It may be their last.
EAT LOCALS will have its UK Premiere at FrightFest 2017 on 26th August, and will be in Selected Cinemas and PVOD from 1st September (iTunes & Sky Store, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video & Xbox Video Store & VOD/DVD from 30th October,