TRAILER: THE CHAMBER (2017)
Fans of deep sea thrillers and horror films may want to check out the trailer for the feature-film, THE CHAMBER, debut of British film director Ben Parker.
“The Chamber revolves around a special ops unit, who commandeer a commercial research vessel and its submersible to locate a mysterious item at the bottom of the Yellow Sea. When an explosion causes the sub to overturn and take on water, the crew begins to understand that not all of them will escape, and a fight for survival ensues.”
THE CHAMBER is British director Ben Parker’s feature film debut, his short horror film SHIFTER running just 9 minutes with a meager budget of just £10,000 (estimates to $12,632), and should be interesting how the transition from short horror film to feature-length horror film will be.
There will probably be some familiar faces for fans of British film and television, the film starring the talents of Johannes Kuhnke (FORCE MAJEURE, TV’s Wallander, TV’s Black Widows), Charlotte Salt (TV’s The Musketeers, BEOWULF, TV’s The Tudors), James McArdle (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, ’71, TV’s Love & Marriage), and Elliot Levey (THE LADY IN THE VAN, MI-5,TV’s Ripper Street). If American moviegoers are not familiar with the British Television shows (which they should really check out), they should be familiar with Showtime’s The Tudors in which Charlotte Salt is in, as well as the blockbuster STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and the critically-acclaimed FORCE MAJEURE. There is a lot of talent in this film and the premise of a research vessel and its submersible looking for something unknown at the bottom of the Yellow Sea is right in line with my current obsession of reading about sharks and prehistoric creatures in deep seas so I am hoping this film may have some sort of monstrous elements as part of its plot as well. The premise sounds interesting minus any deep sea creatures nonetheless. Also of note is the musical score of the film provided by James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers, a Welsh rock band in the “Alternative/Punk” genre of music. It should make for a unique soundtrack to the film.
THE CHAMBER received a certificate 15 (sort of the equivalent to an R-Rated film in the States) and will be in cinemas March 10th, 2017 and on DVD, BLU-RAY, and digital download . The film runs approximately 88 minutes long.
SPECIAL Q&A SCREENINGS WILL BE TAKING PLACE AT:
Glasgow Film Festival on Sunday February 19th, 8:40 pm & Monday February 20th, 1:15pm
Brewery Arts Cinema in Kendal Sunday 26th February, 8pm
Chapter Arts Cinema in Cardiff – Friday 10th March, 8.10pm
Hyde Park Picturehouse in Leeds – Tuesday 14th March, 6pm