|Cinephobia Releasing, the new film distribution company founded by Ray (TLA Releasing, Artsploitation Films) Murray, announces the acquisition of the UK gay thriller The Latent Image. |
Adapted from his 2019 short film of the same name, Alexander McGregor Birrell directs this horror/thriller about a writer who lets an injured stranger into his house and the mounting sexual tension and fear that ensue. The film will play both the genre and LGBTQ+ festival circuits beginning this spring into summer. The film will also have a limited theatrical run before being released on on Blu-ray and VOD this fall.
Synopsis: Joshua Tonks stars as Ben, a writer who retreats to a remote cabin to begin writing a horror novel. His isolation is interrupted when a mysterious wounded man (Jay Clift) arrives at his door. Sympathetic but wary, he invites him in where the two soon engage in an erotic and increasingly dangerous cat-and-mouse game. Reality blurs with imagination in this taut, at times violent thriller.
“Unflinching and brutal…the payoff is definitely worth it,
with some images that will stay with the audience.” – Bloody Flicks
THE LATENT IMAGE trailer
THE LATENT IMAGE
Year: 2022; Country: UK; Running Time: 83 minutes; Director: Alexander McGregor Birrell
Producer: Cedric Andries; Screenwriter: Joshua Tonks
Starring: Joshua Tonks, Jay Clift, William Tippery