And with that one image of Annette Crosbie with a Machine Gun, I am sold on Brit Vampire Flick Eat Locals.
Eat Locals is the directorial debut of Jason Flemyng, probably best know for his role in Lock Stock and Snatch and from a script by Danny King.
“I’ve loved vampires since I was a kid. Some kids wanted to be racing drivers or astronauts. I wanted to be Christopher Lee,” says King. In some way, the origins of Eat Locals go as far back as childhood for the screenwriter: “I always wanted to write a vampire film, and there’s only one thing better than one vampire, and that’s eight vampires,” he recalls.
Ok, maybe I personally would be with quality over quantity of vamps, but keen to see how it plays out.
Other cast include Charlie Cox, Freema Agyeman, Mackenzie Crook, Tony Curran, Eve Myles, Ruth Jones, Annette Crosbie and Vincent Regan
“It kind of felt like meeting a long-lost friend,” says Freema Agyeman, who plays Angel, a character she describes as, “the least jaded and world-weary [of the vampires]. She’s fundamentally a team player but she does have a really vile streak. She’s quite animalistic in her behaviour. Visceral. She feeds, she fights. She’s a vampire at the end of the day.”
Eat Locals was a true labour of love for over a decade and a shining example of what can come from hard work and dedication. It was a project steeped in challenges, but everyone involved navigated the peaks and valleys of filmmaking to deliver a sensationally smart and ever so slightly twisted slice of cinema.
Eat Locals Plot
In a quiet country farmhouse, Britain’s vampires gather. They come together once every 50 years to discuss territories, disputes, threats and food stocks, and the approval of new members. On this night, a new face will be meeting them for the first time, and – if the vote is unanimous – could be the latest member to join their fanged ranks.
This new face, however – local lad Sebastian Crockett – merely thinks he’s on a promise with sexy cougar Vanessa.
Unluckily for all, Sebastian’s not the only guest who’ll be dropping in tonight. A detachment of Special Forces vampire killers led by Colonel Bingham has tracked the coven to this remote location, although they’ve bitten off far more than they can chew: they expected one vampire, not an entire coven.
With barely a handful of men ill-equipped to take down such a bloodthirsty clan, Bingham must keep the vampires pinned down while the fractious coven must put their own differences aside if they’re to escape before dawn.
For Sebastian, the soldiers and the coven, it may not only be the worst night of their lives. It may be their last.
EAT LOCALS will have its UK Premiere at FrightFest 2017 on 26th August, and will be in Selected Cinemas and PVOD from 1st September & VOD/DVD from 30th October @Eat_Locals_Film