If there's one fact that's becoming a trope in a certain sub-genre of horror then it's that abandoned military facilities usually harbour a dark secret. Actually, scratch that, even the un-abandoned bases have something nasty lurking in the shadows if they happen to be the setting for a horror movie. Still, the military base has proven itself to be an effective location in recent horrors Stormhouse and The Squad, so why not continue to use it while it can still deliver the scares?
The makers of Facility 31, a new British horror movie have taken this attitude with their forthcoming project. The film is currently in the process of securing funding, although a trailer has been shot to whet potential investors' appetites. The filmmakers are taking Facility 31 and three other films in pre-production to Cannes to find backers. You can check out a selection of stills from the shoot on the official web page for the film (link below). In the meantime, the synopsis looks like this:
Rosie Hinton, a Medical officer in the British Army and now a convicted military prisoner is on her final work detail before being released back to her unit. Along with five other detainees they are tasked with cleaning a long deserted military facility but when they arrive it gradually becomes clear that the bunker is not as abandoned as they were lead to believe.
The award-winning writer/director of Special Delivery, David Hawk brings you Facility 31, a British horror film about a group from a Military Corrective Training Centre who are tasked to clean a remote, disused military bunker.
Rosie has to face her worst nightmare when she discovers that the Oficer in Charge is the very same Major who instigated the Court Martial that brought her to this dark and soon to become terrifying facility. Before she can prove herself, a paralysing secret bursts from the depths of the bunker, threatening to tear them all apart. It will take all of Rosie's courage and determination to get them out of Facility 31 alive...
We'll be keeping a close eye on Facility 31 and will bring you more news as and when we have it.
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