HIM INDOORS (2012) Horror-Comedy / Short / UK / 12mins
Director: Paul Davis
Screenwriter: Paul Davis
Producer: James Pears
Cinematographer: Eben Bolter
Editor: Paul Davis
Starring: Reece Shearsmith, Pollyanna McIntosh, Seelan Gunaseelan and David Schofield
Gregory Brewster is a serial killer, only problem is, he's agoraphobic! Facing an impending eviction from his family home, Gregory has a plan that will save him from being subjected to the one thing he's terrified of... the outside world. Things don't quite go to plan however, when a surprise visit from his new neighbor finds him in a very awkward situation.
Photographs by Colin J. Smith Photography.
Gregory (Reece Shearsmith) tries to make a point to the poor pizza guy (Seelan Gunaseelan)
Gregory (Reece Shearsmith) is interrupted by Lizzie (Pollyanna McIntosh)
A nice cup of tea indoors for Reece Shearsmith and Pollyanna McIntosh.
Reece Shearsmith as Gregory Brewster
Cinematographer Eben Bolter gets the Arri Alexa locked and loaded to shoot.
Special Makeup Effects Designer, Dan Martin, prepares an appliance for the film.
Blocking the Sofa Bed sequence with Reece Shearsmith.
I think Polly's gone a bit... 'shining'.
What body? There's no body...
The brilliant Pollyanna McIntosh and Reece Shearsmith.
With Pollyanna McIntosh as the 2012 premier at FrightFest
With Reece Shearsmith and Damon Wise after a screening at The Prince Charles Cinema.
"Dark, dastardly and deliciously funny." - Fangoria
"A great short! A little pill of colour, dry humour and of course BLOOD!" - Ain't It Cool News
" **** - Him Indoors is slick! Shearsmith's performance is spot on." - Bloody Disgusting
" A mini macabre masterpiece!" - The Horror Channel
"Intense, disturbing and incredibly endearing." - Twitch Film
" **** - Him Indoors is a blast!" - Dread Central
"A delicious slice of British gallows humour!" - Bizarre Magazine.
" ***** - Perfectly walks the fine line between horror and black comedy." - Nerdly
"A short slice of dark comedy with a topping of bloody Horror, genius." - Shockhorror Magazine
"It's darkly comic, well written and has great performances from the two leads!" - Screenjabber
"A stylish directorial debut from Paul Davis, with two fantastic central performances
from Shearsmith & McIntosh." - Paul McEvoy, FrightFest
"Simple, yet pretty damn brilliant!" - Icons of Fright
FILM4 Fright Fest (UK)
Telluride Horror Show Film Festival (USA)
Celluloid Screams: Sheffield Horror Fest (UK)
Grimmfest: Festival of Horror & Cult Films (UK)
Leeds International Film Festival (UK)
Off International Film Festival (Canada)
Abertoir Horror Festival (Wales)
New Orleans Horror Festival (USA)
Mayhem Film Festival (UK)
Bloody Hero Film Festival (USA)
Buried Alive Film Festival (USA)
London Independent Film Festival (UK)
Big Bear Horror-Fi Film Festival (USA)
Shorts On Tap (UK)
"Him Indoors is fun, frightening & extremely well-crafted!"
- Wes Craven