Edinburgh’s gorgeous Cameo Cinema (one of the loveliest cinemas I’ve ever been in) will be holding a free screening of a locally made horror film, Sacrificed, this Sunday at 11.15 am – seats are free but on a first come first served basis. The movie was made by 42 year old Keith Bradley who, when told Scottish Screen wouldn’t help fund a horror flick (I’m guessing if he told them it was a black and white movie about a one-legged immigrant’s struggle against prejudice he’d have got some money) decided to use the booming property market in Edinburgh and sold his home to raise finance himself. The movie is shot in and around Edinburgh and tells of six young women holding a sleepover at a country mansion. Bradley is now actively seeking finance for his second feature film, again to be set in Edinburgh and which he describes as a cross between Trainspotting and Goodfellas. And you never know, it could pay off for him – after all look at how Robert Rodriguez and Sam Raimi started out in cinema – so best of luck to him.
(die screaming with sharp things in your eyes, a classic horror death for a young, naked female character in Sacrificed)