THE CURSE OF HOBBES HOUSE is released 15th December in the U.S & 8th March 2021 in the UK.
Synopsis: When down-on-her-luck Jane Dormant (Mhairi Calvey) learns about the death of her Grandmother, she travels to a remote estate to attend the reading of the will. She’s expecting a life-saving inheritance, but the trouble is, so is Jennifer (Makenna Guyler), her estranged and more successful half-sister, who has arrived with her lover Nigel Thatcher (Kevin Leslie) in tow. But when a storm cuts the estate off from the outside world, the brewing family tensions have to be put to one side when a horde of blood-thirsty zombies invade. And it’s not the money they’re after…
Director Juliane Block comments:
"I always felt like I need to get back to shooting an out-and-out horror film. There's nothing as the fun on set of a Zombie flick. While waiting for other big projects to be greenlit, I was talking to executive producer Malcolm Winter & Monika Gergelova if they were game to shoot and finance a lower budgeted film in between, and they were! Next screenwriter Wolf-Peter Arand and I chatted, and we bounced ideas what we wanted to see in our upcoming project: female leads, and a political or social undertone like Zombie classics. Think 28 Days Later, or The Night of the Living Dead.
Whenever there's political turmoil in the world, horror, and specifically Zombie films become very popular. By the time we shot The Curse of Hobbes House, Brexit was looming over Europe, Trump reigned in the US and a number of populists were rising in mainland Europe, not to talk about wars and conflicts on other continents. Our answer in The Curse of Hobbes House was a very simple message: Only unity will keep you safe.
Now, in the year of the release of our movie, the message is more important than ever. All the conflicts we faced during the writing process still exist, but now a global pandemic is overshadowing everything. How can we survive?
I do believe it’s the right time to express one’s feeling through a movie like THE CURSE OF HOBBES HOUSE. On the outside the film is just a story about two sisters in a home invasion Zombie film, but underneath you can find a political statement if you wish. Enjoy."
BritFlicks exclusive behind the scenes of THE CURSE OF HOBBES HOUSE.
BritFlicks traveled to Kings Weston House on the outskirts of Bristol to film some behind the scenes, on THE CURSE OF HOBBES HOUSE. Excited at the prospect of meeting some zombies in an English stately home, the cast and crew of THE CURSE OF HOBBES HOUSE didn't disappoint, take a look at our featurette to find out more.