BORLEY RECTORY

21392743_10155962682223072_1338882671_oDirector: Ashley Thorpe | United Kingdom | 2017 | 70 mins

The tale of the haunting at Borley Rectory is a legendary one, which caught the imagination of the general public in the 1920s. Stories about the rectory and its spectral inhabitants circulated between intrigued parties in hushed tones for decades but it wasn’t until The Daily Mirror newspaper printed an account of the phenomena witnessed by paranormal investigator Harry Price that the building’s supernatural reputation really began to take hold. Price’s investigations form the basis for Ashley Thorpe’s extraordinary film, which is pitched as “an ultrasound of a haunting”: a beautifully realised artifact documenting the house’s various occupants throughout its history, both living and dead.

Over six years in the making, Ashley Thorpe’s visually stunning tale of “the most haunted house in England” is unlike any horror film you’ve seen in recent memory. Combining live action, rotoscoping and digital animation techniques, Borley Rectory is a fascinating and enthralling experience that is as haunting as the events it depicts.

We are delighted to welcome director Ashley Thorpe to Celluloid Screams for a Q&A after the film.

Screening with LATCHED + CRESWICK + DEAD HORSES

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