We’ve been monitoring the progress of the Alan Moore/Mitch Jenkins brain-bender The Show for nearly a year now. And, as it finally secures a release date, the full trailer for the trippy film has arrived.
In case you need a refresher, here’s the synopsis of the film: Fletcher Dennis (Tom Burke), a man of many talents, passports, and identities, arrives in Northampton – a strange and haunted town in the heart of England, as dangerous as he is. On a mission to locate a stolen artefact for his menacing client, Fletcher finds himself entangled in a twilight world populated with vampires, sleeping beauties, Voodoo gangsters, noir private eyes, and masked avengers. He quickly sinks into a bizarre and delirious black hole, that is hidden just beneath the surface of this seemingly quiet town. Soon enough Fletcher discovers that dreams and reality have been blurred and there might no longer be a real world to go back to…
Ellie Bamber, Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Richard Dillane co-star, while Moore himself pops up with a moon-head and sparkly silver facepaint at one point, making this the rare project he’s actually happy to endorse.
The Show will have its UK premiere at FrightFest on 27 August, ahead of a digital launch on Altitude’s site and other platforms on 18 September.