They’re Outside – supernatural thriller with beyond earth kinetics
While filming a documentary about an agoraphobic woman, a celebrity psychologist is drawn into supernatural events. The film is presented as a documentary focused on an unaired episode of the YouTube show Psychology-Inside/Out, where celebrity psychologist Max Spencer diagnoses and treats patients with various mental illnesses. After filming the episode he and his girlfriend Nicole, who also served as his cameraperson, disappeared off the face of the earth.
For the episode Max had planned to focus on Sarah, a woman living near Hastings and suffering from severe agoraphobia. Max boasts that he can not only help Sarah, he can also have her leave her home in only ten days time. Once there Max and Nicole learn that Sarah believes in the local legend of Green Eyes, a practitioner of magic who would spirit people away to his home, after which they would never be seen or heard from again. Initially dismissive that the legend is real, several supernatural occurrences begin to prove Max otherwise.
Available October 29, 2021 from Terror Films.
From directors Airell Anthony Hayles (also script writer) & Sam Casserly, and starring Hellraiser’s Nicholas Vince, along with Emily Booth (Grindhouse, Event Horizon), Tom Clayton-Wheatley (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), and Christine Randall (9 Full Moons).
As a child, one of the film’s directors, Airell Anthony Hayles, discovered that his uncle had agoraphobia, a condition that fascinated him. The directors wanted to make a supernatural film akin to The Sixth Sense, and Picnic at Hanging Rock, but had difficulty finding an idea that they liked. They’re Outside came about when the question was asked ‘What if a person’s agoraphobia was linked to supernatural events rather than being a purely psychological condition? And what if nobody believed them?’
-Airell Anthony Hayles & Sam Casserly
After being intrigued by the first draft of the They’re Outside screenplay, I felt it needed a new angle to really bring the story to life. The mood and energy of the piece really fired up once it was re-written in the context of found footage. The directors and I agreed the story suddenly found its heart beat. It was a really fun shoot, and the pagan influences were spellbinding at every level.
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