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Glasgow Horror Fest Winner Acquired by Left Films in North America & UK

by Cara

Popcorn Horror was thrilled to hear that Glasgow Horror Festival Award Winner ‘Dogged’ has been acquired for distribution!

Ash Mountain Films today announced that Left Films has acquired their debut feature film “Dogged” for distribution in North America, UK and Eire for an anticipated Q2 release, 2018.

We see many independent horror projects, and try to cover and support as many as we can – but Dogged is one of our all time favorites. We have followed the film from it’s origins as a short film, through it’s massively successful crowdfunding campaign, all the way to completion. It was a great honor for us to share the final film with our home city, and we can’t wait to display the DVD in headquarters! It is a thoughtful, intelligent folk horror film in the vein of The Wickerman, with some dark humor and an eerie atmosphere guiding the story.

Following a massively positive festival run for the film, which has included winning “Best International Horror Feature” at Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, “Best Horror Feature” at Glasgow Horror Fest, “Best Horror Feature” and “Best actor in a feature film” at the Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival and “Best Producers” at San Antonio Horrific Film Festival, as well as official selections at festivals around the world, Left Films will be distributing the unique folk-horror film which has garnered critical acclaim.

Adapted from the award winning short film of the same name, director Richard Rowntree has made a film which Dread Central said “uses every minute of frame to craft this folksy horror flick into a living, breathing piece of cinematic frightfulness…make sure to give this one a good look”.

Other praise for the film has come from 1428 Elm who called it “the most intriguing indie film I’ve seen in years”, Morbidly Beautiful who declare it “one of the best horror films of the year” and Decay Mag who said it’s “2017’s best indie psychological thriller”.

“Dogged” is a dark psychological thriller centred on a young man named Sam who returns to the small tidal island where he was raised to attend a funeral. He soon discovers that the isolated rural community harbour some deep secrets, and as he attempts to uncover the truth about a young girl’s death, he’s lured into a dangerous cat and mouse game with a sinister group of masked maniacs who will stop at nothing to protect their own identities, and hide the horrifying truths about their mysterious island.

Left Films Distribution release exciting independent genre movies from around the world. They’re a dynamic, forward looking distributor who care passionately about their films and film making. They work with new independent movies for theatrical, DVD and VOD releases. Many of their films are in the horror, sci-fi, action and comedy genres, and they offer exciting work from a new generation of filmmakers, and aim to engage audiences via social media marketing.

Check out the trailer below.

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