AWARDS: Highly Commended,
of Fantastic Films 1999, UK. Best Short,
2001, Germany. Best Short, 3rd Place Shriekfest
2003 USA, Best Horror Short, 1st Place Dragon*Con Film Festival
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.
[ 1999-2002 ]
Fantasy Film Festival
Short Film Festival,
USA (US Premiere)
Puchon South Korea
Festival of Fantastic Films,
Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Festival,
Stockholm International Film Festival,
International Fantastic Film Festival,
Underground Film Festival
New York USA
Paulo International Short Film Festival,
By Dawn, Edinburgh
Filmfest, Stuttgart Germany
[ 2003 ]
Macabro Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Horror Film Festival New York, USA
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
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
('ON EDGE' & 'RED LINES')
October 31st ~ Reel Islington Halloween Screamings
November 21st ~ Death and the Devil Film Festival
DOUG BRADLEY SHORT FILM TRIPLE BILL ('ON EDGE', 'RED LINES', 'THE TELL TALE HEART' + Q&A)
Charles Cinema London,
UK Premiere/Cast & Crew Screening.
Creative Partnership 20th Anniversary Showcase, in association with
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
Plus, Spain and Sweden
Channel, North America
Sci Fi Channel USA Exposure