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ON EDGE: 1999, UK, 15 mins, 35mm, 2.35:1 Ratio

AWARDS: Highly Commended, Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films 1999, UK. Best Short, Halloween Filmfest 2001, Germany. Best Short, 3rd Place Shriekfest 2003 USA, Best Horror Short, 1st Place Dragon*Con Film Festival 2009 USA.

SYNOPSIS: This film is guaranteed to set your teeth On Edge. Based on the story by renowned horror writer CHRISTOPHER FOWLER (Roofworld, Spanky, Soho Black) On Edge tells the story of stroppy businessman, Thurlow, who goes to a dentists without an appointment and is forced to wait. Fed up of waiting, Thurlow wanders off, only to meet the enigmatic Doctor Matthews. Thurlow gets more than he bargained for in the dental surgery, to the horror and surprise of the receptionist, and the audience!

CAST: DOUG BRADLEY, who starred as 'Pinhead' in the HELLRAISER series of movies, brings the role of Doctor Matthews to life. Well-known actor CHARLEY BOORMAN (star of John Boorman's THE EMERALD FOREST), who received praise for his performance in the British feature THE BUNKER, plays Peter Thurlow. Newcomer BETH MURRAY, plays The Receptionist. On Edge also features cameo appearances by CHRISTOPHER FOWLER himself, and maverick feature director JUSTIN BALDWIN.

PRODUCTION: PANAVISION EUROPE supplied the camera equipment, which enabled us to shoot Anamorphic (2.35:1 Ratio), helping to make the film suitable to be attached to a theatrically released feature (Columbia TriStar's I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER). Rudolf Buitendach edited the film at THE CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP. METROCOLOR, THE MOVING PICTURE COMPANY, MAGMASTERS and TRU-CUTS handled post-production duties.

Prosthetics and Mechanical Effects were created by BOB KEEN at IMAGE EFFECTS of Pinewood, whose credits include the Hellraiser series, Return Of The Jedi, Alien, Nightbreed and Highlander. Cinematography is by BAFTA Award Nominee ALAN STEWART, whose previous work includes the acclaimed drama Holding On and the Tartan Shorts films. Music for the film is by SELF DESTRUCTIVE NATURE (a band formed by Frazer Lee with PAUL DI'ANNO guitarist PAULO TURIN), and DOOJ, formerly of THE JAZZ BUTCHER.

SCREENINGS: ON EDGE has screened at over 40 film festivals worldwide. Several TV channels including Canal Plus, TF1, HBO South America, Film Four UK and Sci Fi Channel USA have screened ON EDGE, the latter as part of CLIVE BARKER'S Sci Fi EXPOSURE showcase. ON EDGE was distributed in UK cinemas by COLUMBIA TRISTAR with I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER.


Film Festivals:

[ 1999-2002 ]

Rotterdam International, Netherlands (World Premiere)

Fantasporto, Oporto, Portugal

Brussels Fantasy Film Festival

Granada Short Film Festival, Spain

Cinenygma, Luxembourg

Seattle, USA (US Premiere)

PiFan, Puchon South Korea

Fantasia, Montreal Canada

Chicago Underground, USA

10th Festival of Fantastic Films, Manchester UK

San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Festival, Spain

10th Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden

Noir In Festival, Courmayeur Italy

10th International Fantastic Film Festival, Malaga Spain

Fantafestival, Rome Italy

Melbourne Underground Film Festival

Exposure Festival, New York USA

Sau Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil

Night Visions, Finland

Dead By Dawn, Edinburgh UK

Halloween Filmfest, Stuttgart Germany

[ 2003 ]

Macabro Festival, Mexico City, Mexico

Exofest Canada

Shriekfest USA

Shockerfest USA

NYC Horror Film Festival New York, USA

NYC Video Theatre New York, USA

[ 2004 ]

Horrorfind Weekend Maryland, USA

[ 2005 ]

Horror Fiesta Warsaw, Poland

Monster Mania New Jersey, USA

Chicago Horror Film Festival Chicago, USA

Chillerfest London Expo, London, UK with Q&A by writer/director Frazer Lee

International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival Tempe, Arizona USA

Weekend Of Horrors Munster, Germany

[ 2006 ]

Rock and Shock, USA

Halloween Horror Picture Show, USA

[ 2007 ]

Rushes Soho Shorts, London, UK.

Rock and Film Horror Fest, North Hollywood, USA.

Abertoir Aberystwyth, UK.

[ 2008 ]

HorrorHound Weekend, Indianapolis, USA.

[ 2009 ]

Drgon*Con Film Festival Atlanta, USA

October 29th ~ Crystal Palace Pictures
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (with short 'ON EDGE' + Q&A)

October 30th ~ Mayhem Horror Festival
HELLRAISER (with short 'ON EDGE')

October 29th-31st ~ 28 Hours Later Film Festival

October 31st ~ Reel Islington Halloween Screamings

November 21st ~ Death and the Devil Film Festival

Other Screenings:

Prince Charles Cinema London, UK Premiere/Cast & Crew Screening.

Curzon Soho London, Creative Partnership 20th Anniversary Showcase, in association with Film Four.

ON EDGE was also distributed through Columbia TriStar Pictures (attached to the UK Box Office #1 hit "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer") at Warner Brothers West End & Virgin Trocadero for one month from May 7th, 1999, where it screened to just under 8,000 cinemagoers.


ON EDGE has been screened by:

Canal Plus, Spain and Sweden

Film Four, UK

TCR , France

HBO South America

SciFi Channel, North America


Online screenings:

Urban Chillers

TF1 France


Sci Fi Channel USA Exposure

Fangoria TV