The School, the feature debut from writer and director Storm Ashwood, will have its world premiere at GU Film House in Adelaide on Friday, July 27, as part of the Monster Fest Travelling Side Show, which is running from July 27 – 29. The screening will be followed by a cast and crew Q&A, with guests to be announced in the not too distant future.
We’ve been keen to finally see The School for a while now, having visited the set – Sydney’s Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum – last year. For those fresh to Ashwood’s dark tale, here’s the official synopsis:
“A doctor, wife and grieving mother. Amy is falling. It has been two years and she still cannot manage to leave her comatose son, David’s side. Amy falls further into her own selfish and twisted world of obsession and denial, blocking out everything and everyone around her. Meanwhile the walls of the hospital she is neglecting begin to fall apart. Awakening in what seems to be an abandoned old school, Amy finds herself a prisoner to a hoard of displaced cultish and feral kids. Trapped in a hostile supernatural purgatory for children, Amy becomes an unwilling surrogate mother and must try and escape an impending evil. As supernatural and psychological terror ensues, Amy must find her way out, fighting against the demonic, supernatural and ultimately her own demons.”
The School stars Nicholas Hope, Megan Drury, Will McDonald, Milly Alcock, and Texas Watterston. Get your tickets here.