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'Red Room' opens Underground film festival

Friday, 1st September, 2017 2:05pm

'Red Room' opens Underground film festival

Director Stephen Gaffney's horror debut 'Red Room' opened this year's Underground Cinema Film Festival last night. Produced by Marc Hughes (Sicario Pictures), this ground-breaking indie feature is the third to be released by Deep Web Films, an Irish production company co-founded by Stephen Gaffney and Erica Keegan. 'Red Room' also stands as the final chapter of Gaffney's 'Deep Web Trilogy' - a combination of thriller, crime, drama, and horror which delves into the darkest corners of the Dark Net. 

The film follows Kyra, a young woman kidnapped off the streets who later awakes in a locked room with two other captives. They are informed by their sadistic captors that they must wait their turn to enter the Red Room. Although they are unaware of what the Red Room holds and are also clueless as to where they are, the three girls plot to escape. 

Written by Stephen Gaffney and Erica Keegan, the feature stars Amy Kelly (Red Rock), John D'alessandro (Class-A, Cardboard Gangsters), Eddie Jackson (Game of Thrones), Brian Fortune (Game of Thrones), Alan Sherlock (Lift) Eoin Quinn ( limp ), and Fionna Twamley-Hewitt (Red Rock, Charlie), alongside Saoirse Doyle (Class-A, Crone Wood), Rodrigo Ternevoy (Fair City), Aisling O'Neill (Fair City), and more. 

The film, shot around Athboy,  has recently been picked up for distribution in North America and Canada by Wildeye Releasing and will hit shelves overseas in the first quarter of 2018. Meanwhile, Sicario Pictures are in talks with numerous European companies for an Irish release.

This suspenseful and gruesome ode to cult classics such as Texas Chain Saw Massacre will be first screened at the 8th Underground Film Festival. Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire at 6:30pm on Thursday, August 31st. Tickets are priced at €10 ($12 USD) and can be purchased via the following link; http://filmfreeway.com/festival/ucff/tickets

More screenings will be announced on their facebook page www.facebook.com/redroomfilm/

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