“Await Further Instructions” Aims To Be 2018’s Alternative Christmas Movie

From the BAFTA-nominated producer of God’s Own Country comes Await Further Instructions, a dark and twisted Christmas Day-set festive sci-fi thriller that arrives in UK cinemas and On Demand from December 7.

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Described by critic and horror cinema scholar, Kim Newman, as “rare and cutting”, sentiments echoed by The New York Times which said Await Further Instructions “will leave you wobbly for days”, director Johnny Kevorkian’s alternative Christmas movie arrives in UK cinemas and On Demand from December 7.

Starring Sam Gittins, Neerja Naik, Grant Masters, Abigail Cruttenden, Kris Saddler, Holly Weston and David Bradley, Kevorkian’s film has nods to Cronenberg and Carpenter when the dysfunctional Milgram family find their house surrounded by a mysterious substance on Christmas Day.

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Unable to get out, they are fed news via the TV. But the ominous messages begin to take their toll on the house’s inhabitants, escalating their fear and paranoia. It might not matter if their imprisonment is due to an industrial incident, a terrorist attack, or nuclear war, as the bloody carnage begins within.

One to add to the alternative Christmas film list, Await Further Instructions gives British kitchen sink drama a science-fiction twist, a dose of satire, and a helping of body horror.

Await Further Instructions

Backed by God’s Own Country producer Jack Tarling, critics have lavished the film with praise with Starburst Magazine calling it “perfect anti-Christmas viewing” and the Horror Channel saying it possesses a “perfect blend of scathing satire, brutal horror and shocking sci-fi”. The film has received four and five star reviews from Horror Fuel, HorrorTalk, SciFi Now, The Hollywood News, Eye For Film and Ready Steady Cut.

Await Further Instructions comes to cinemas and On Demand from December 7.

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