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Turn Back is a new folk horror film told in reverse

Turn Back, a new folk horror film told in reverse, has proven that the appetite for independent film and original horror is alive and well, raising its initial £100,000 crowdfunding target in record time.

From UK production company Relentless FIlms, the film will be based on the infamous ‘’Black Shuck’’ folklore from the east of England, a legendary ghostly demonic hound that roamed the Norfolk countryside and became known as an ‘omen of death’ to local residents. If you hear its howl, so it was said, whatever you do, close your eyes.

But this isn’t your standard demon horror film. Like Memento and Irreversible, it will be told in reverse chronological order. Each jump backwards in time will reveal new information making for a distinctive take on the horror genre.

Director Riyad Barmania saud of the crowdfund’s success “The response is just unbelievable. We’ve set ourselves an amazing challenge with a brilliant and exciting story unlike anything you will have seen before. I can’t wait to share it with horror fans around the world.”

Co-writer and producer Stuart Ashen added “I’ve been a huge fan of horror films for decades, and this is a true passion project of mine. Independent films like this just don’t happen unless we make them happen, so seeing the enthusiasm of horror fans for Turn Back has been incredible and truly humbling.”

Relentless Films turned to the direct-to-consumer model due to the current crisis in the UK film industry, with producer Linton Davies explaining “With over 80% of the UK industry out of work and precisely no-one funding film in the current environment, British creativity is facing a fight to survive. Relentless Films’ mission is to create unique genre films that are often overlooked in the UK film industry. It is so important we continue to create homegrown stories that resonate with audiences. We felt we had no other option but to find a way, so we did! ”

The Turn Back kickstarter runs until November 9th, you can support the project and reserve your copy of the film here.

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