Press Release: The Gatehouse



Movie cover for The Gatehouse


An ancient curse is unlocked in The Gatehouse, on VOD 12/5 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

From award-winning director Martin Gooch comes a bold and arresting gothic horror feature that’ll stir the senses and spike the neck hairs.

Jack is a struggling writer recovering from the death of his wife. His daughter, 10-Year-Old Eternity, loves digging for treasure in the forest behind her house. In a coincidental turn of fate, Jack agrees to undertake a writing project about the ‘legend of the black flowers’ at the same time that Eternity discovers a mysterious object in the woods, and the forest wants it back. They’ve unlocked an ancient curse and must now fight for survival.

Scarlett Rayner, Simeon Willis, Linal Haft, Paul Freeman, Hannah Waddingham, Alix Wilton Regan, and Melissa Knatchbull star in The Gatehouse.

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Enjoy these stills from The Gatehouse, courtesy of Uncork’d Entertainment.

My thoughts on The Gatehouse: I think I’ll definitely be watching this. I absolutely love the lighting and setup in some of the stills. (Plus, that costume the monster thing is in is definitely interesting.) The trailer seems really well put together as well, with a nice score. This seems like it has the potential to be overall beautifully shot, well-directed, and worth my time and stove-top popped popcorn.

The Gatehouse won Martin Gooch Best Sci-Fi/Horror feature at the London Independent Film Festival, and Best Film at the Iowa Independent Film Festival. Now, I’m just grumpy enough about ‘artsy’ stuff, that something like this is generally enough to make me side-eye the film and back away from it. (Isn’t that horrible of me?) However,  it hooked me before I read about the awards, so I guess only time will tell if it’s as good as it looks like it has the possibility to be.