Always exciting to find a new movie to rave about - as opposed to slag off - on the Arena, especially if the director/cast members are complimentary about me (Absentia director Mike Flanagan please take note) and it's even better if it's still in production because there's a chance you might get a quote on the poster.
Or a ticket to the première.
Or even a wee kiss off the lead actor/actress.
I'm not fussy.
So I got very excited indeed when I came across (not literally) director Harry Lindley's low budget British indie shocker entitled CTRL.
Throwing caution - and budgetary constraints - to the wind CTRL is a heady mix of haunted house chills, zombie thrills, bloody body horror and mad mentalist mayhem via the frankly bonkers concept of an airbourne digital virus in a plot that goes something like this:
|The contents of Cheggers fridge.|
Deciding to visit her geek-centric brother Leo in his high rise Bava-esque bachelor pad in the heart of London, Lex and her boyfriend Dru are surprised to discover that he's been busy creating a digital virus that's intent on gaining absolute knowledge.
Unfortunately (for them - obviously) the virus appears to be evolving at a pant wettingly alarming rate - which is lucky otherwise it'd be stuck downloading dodgier and dodgier porn as it attempted to absorb the internet before growing a virtual neckbeard - deciding (as all good computer viruses with delusions of grandeur do) that to become truly all knowledgable it must evolve beyond the need to be confined to a computer system.
Obviously coming across the works of Dr. Alan Harris online (between reading this blog and looking up Youtube clips of dogs in cardigans obviously) the virus sneakily traps the trio, watching their every move via its spookily self-made drones.
Will our terrified trio overcome Leo's godlike creation and outwit the maniacal mainframe?
Well the movie's still in production and Harry (alongside producers Julian Mack and Harriet Wade) isn't telling.
Well check out the films website - and its impressive trailer - here and if you can pop a few quid into the Kickstarter appeal.