I had the pleasure of watching the UK horror feature The World We Knew as part of FrightFest 2020 and am thrilled to announce that it will be released on both DVD and VOD in the U.S. on January 11th, 2022, from Mutiny Pictures. The Scariest Things has the official trailer for you. If you enjoy gripping, mysterious supernatural fare, you’ll want to put this one high on your need-to-see list! Following is information from the official press material. — Joseph
Independent distributor/sales agency Mutiny Pictures will be releasing the UK horror/thriller THE WORLD WE KNEW on VOD and DVD on January 11th. The film was directed by Matthew Benjamin Jones and Luke Skinner, marking their debut feature. The film was co-written by Matthew Benjamin Jones and Kirk Lake. Mutiny Pictures also acquired world sales for THE WORLD WE KNEW.
Turning the contemporary British gangster movie on its head, The World We Knew is a stylish haunted house film blending pitch black humour and creeping dread with a touch of macabre surrealism.
After a botched armed robbery a gang flee to a mysterious safehouse. The archetypes are in place. The hard-boiled leader. The old timer out for one last score. The washed up ex-boxer looking for another shot. The night club owner with a chip on his shoulder. The young kid way out of his depth. Tormented by their past misdemeanours, mutual distrust and by things that go bump in the night, the men must confront the very edges of their sanity. But is it ghosts or their guilt that finally push them into a hell of their own making? And who or what will survive until morning.
Shot on a micro-budget in a derelict 16th century manor house, the film stars Johann Myers, (The Wheel of Time, Small Axe, Undergods) Struan Rodger (Kill List, The Enfield Haunting, Dr Who), and Finbar Lynch (Treadstone, Proof ). It was produced by James Buchanen, Matthew Benjamin Jones, Kirk Lake, Andy Orr, and Luke Skinner. The World We Knew is an entirely independently financed film. The soundtrack has been composed by cult French band The Limiñanas and is released on vinyl by Because Music.
Synopsis: After a job goes wrong, six armed robbers must spend a single night at a deserted safe house. But during their stay their pasts come back to haunt them. What is real and what is the product of their tormented minds?
THE WORLD WE KNEW had its world premiere at FrightFest 2020 and was hailed as “…a stylish ghost story” by Horrified Magazine and “…a genuinely fresh slice of supernatural horror” by Cinerama Film.
Mutiny Pictures CEO Ben Yennie states, “We were really excited to team up with THE WORLD WE KNEW team. It’s a fun ride that feels like a Tarantino movie if he went more surreal and British.”
Producer Andy Orr adds, “It’s great to be working with Mutiny Pictures for the upcoming release of THE WORLD WE KNEW. Their dynamic, collaborative approach is perfect for an independent feature such as ours and we’re pleased to join a slate of such innovative and stylish films.”