Good news for fright fans: you’ll soon be able to see Nick Gillespie‘s horror feature film Belly of the Bulldog!
Described as “a heady blend of Dog Soldiers and Jacob’s Ladder” (I know, right??), it features Michael Smiley and Tom Meeten amongst its cast.
Also known as “Tank 432”, Belly of the Bulldog follows a group of soldiers on the run from an unidentified enemy, whose only chance of survival is to hide inside an abandoned tank. Once holed up inside the tank, they discover the hatch is jammed and there is no way out. There, they uncover confidential files on dozens of soldiers who are all listed as missing in action. Within those listed, they find their own names. As discoveries are made inside the tank and the mercenaries struggle to keep forces outside at bay, little do they realise the real enemy is already amongst them locked inside Tank 432, the belly of the bulldog.
The film enjoyed a one-off screening at last year’s Frightfest, and was also part of the recent Marche du Film in Cannes. But if you missed those (and let’s be honest, that’s most of us), a DVD of the film will be released on 22nd of August – and it’s available to pre-order now. For those of you too impatient to wait until then, take a look at the trailer below. Just imagine Event Horizon in an enclosed space…
Writer and director of the film, Nick Gillespie, has been involved in a lot of TVO-connected film-based projects over the years, including The Baron, Solitudo, The Ghoul – plus Sightseers, A Field In England and Kill List with long-time collaborator, Ben Wheatley. To see what else the multi-talented Mr Gillespie has worked on, check out his impressive imdb profile.
In the meantime, follow Belly of the Bulldog’s twitter for more updates on the film.