The Shelter premiered to strong reviews at Frightfest 2015 in London this past September, then screened at the Sitges Film Festival in October and now The Shelter will screen at the reputable A Night of Horror Film Festival in Sidney Australia on Sunday November 29 at 5:00pm (buy your tickets here).
Writer/director John Fallon had this to say:
“My short film The Red Hours premiered at ANOH in 2009 and I’m excited to have The Shelter screen there as well. It’s a fine Festival ran by a solid group of people and it attracts a great crowd. I unfortunately cannot be there in person for the screening but I would like to say this to the ANOH audience: The Shelter is a moody, trippy and introspective film, hence set those gore and bouncing melons expectations aside. As opposed to what I have done in the past, this is not that kind of movie. Don’t go in there expecting a party, think more the mood of a funeral… :)”
The film revolves around a widower and homeless man named, Thomas Jacobs (played by Michael Paré), who finds shelter one night when he falls upon a vast two story house with the lights on and an inviting open front door. He strolls in and makes himself at home, but what at first seems like a lucky break turns out to be a cruel twist of fate when he realizes that the house won’t let him leave.
Here are what some of the critics had to say:
”Pare really gives it his all here, plunging to emotional depths I never thought he was able to do and doing them with a real sense of soul.” – AINT IT COOL NEWS
“Fallon’s piece is piercing as a disconcerting family dreamscape.” – STARBURST MAGAZINE
“There’s a confidence to Fallon’s choices too, as he gives us a not particularly likeable protagonist and maintains a somber tone throughout this emotionally raw journey.” – SCIFINOW
For more information on ‘The Shelter’, download the film’s Press Kit (http://bit.ly/TheShelterPressKit) or check out the film’s official site (http://www.theshelterfilm.com).