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Local horror film promises fans a scream fest


Local horror film promises fans a scream fest

                             Posted: Aug 09 2010

The film was written and directed by 25-year-old Alastair Orr, a graduate of AFDA, the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance. He and producer Ryan Macquet raised the funds to make The Unforgiving and brought together a team of young South Africans to put together what is being hailed as the first local film in the style of the blockbuster horror flicks Saw and Hostel.

With just four cast members, The Unforgiving tells the story of Rex Dobson (Ryan Macquet) and Alice Edmonds (Claire Opperman) two young people who find themselves stranded alongside the R106, a freeway just outside Johannesburg. While waiting for help, they are abducted by a masked madman who does unthinkable things to them. Both survive, but wish they hadn't. As their stories unfold, it is clear that the truth of what happened that fateful day is far worse than anyone could imagine. Investigating the crime is Detective James Hirsch (Michael Thompson), a police officer who is used to doing things his own way. The two survivors, Rex and Alice, are thrown into separate interrogation cells and Hirsch questions them relentlessly about the details surrounding the events they describe. What follows is a brutal account of what happened to the two survivors. Told in an unconventional narrative structure, The Unforgiving tosses and turns between points of view and characters as the film builds to its horrifying climax.

Catch the film in all major cinemas from August the 20th.
Local horror movie fans can look forward to some home-grown gore in The Unforgiving, a South African splatter film which opens at cinemas around the country on 20 August. https://bit.ly/2NXYflq

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