Fangs are going to be a little different at one Birmingham care home during this year’s Halloween celebrations. That’s because staff and residents have made their own zom-B movie.
And it’s a ghoul-den cinematic offering.
‘The Other Side’ features guests and workers at Edgbaston’s Amberley Court, a care home for the physically disabled.
The 25-minute thriller features a wheelchair-bound axeman, blood-spattered ghosts… and a menacing vacuum cleaner.
Watch the spine-tingling trailer…if you dare
Manager Rose Bracher said: “The residents came up with the idea of doing a film for Halloween.
“This gave our residents the chance to use their individual creativity and imagination to take part in something.”
The plot revolves around the ghost of a former occupant, played by 58-year-old Seamus Lohan, which roams the corridors of the home.
The suspicious disappearance of a current resident sets off a chain of events that come to a ghoulish crescendo.
The missing resident is played by Paul Holmes, 63, who meets a sticky end very early in the film.
It’s not the first time Amberley Court staff and residents have made a movie. Previous films include 40-minute thriller, ‘Escape From Amberley’.
Nathan Stuart, 30, care home worker and budding film-maker, wrote, directed and edited The Other Side.
“We’ve got everyone involved in any way we can – carers, residents, and even the housekeepers.”
“I started off working in the kitchens three years ago, but I love making films, so this seemed like a natural thing to do with the residents.”
“It was a good challenge doing a film without real actors or state-of-the-art equipment. We’ve used title cards to show some scenes we weren’t able to get on camera.”
The cast of 25 hope to put the frighteners on their friends and family when the film is aired this evening at 5.30pm.
The audience is encouraged to don demonic dress.