The Haunting of Borley Rectory aka The Haunting of Borley Manor is a 2019 British supernatural horror feature film directed by Steven M. Smith (Doll Cemetery; The Howling; The Doll Master; Haunted) from a screenplay co-written with Christopher Jolley. The Greenway Entertainment production stars Zach Clifford, Rad Brown, Sonera Angel and Garry Roost.
When world famous ‘ghost hunter‘ and paranormal researcher Harry Price (Rad Brown) gets a chance to investigate a series of strange occurrences at the Borley Rectory, he seizes the opportunity to study the infamous house.
But who is on his side and who is not? Amid the intrigue of Marianne (Sonera Angel) and Lionel Foyster’s unconventional relationship and rising public angst, Price prepares to launch his experiments and solve the case. However, soon after his arrival, everyone linked to the rectory begins to face terrifying ordeals.
Price, who has a history of ill-health and a burning desire to be revered, is the clear focus of a very bitter and twisted ghostly presence. Unexpectedly, and with tragic consequences, Price finds himself the scapegoat for a brutal crime committed many years ago.
But what is real and what is not? Can Marianne be trusted, or does she see this as her opportunity for the success, freedom and celebrity she has always craved? In investigating Borley, his last project before he retires, has Price gone too far? As the tension builds inside the rectory and the anger of the local residents outside, who or what will prevail?
“This latest title from Smith […] underlines his own steady improvement. Where The Howling had some fine moments, this genuinely spooky ghost tale is his first consistently good feature. Excellent period detail – including some corking 1940s hairstyles – is enhanced by Peter Panoa’s terrific photography…” MJ Simpson, British Horror Revival
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High Fliers Films released The Haunting of Borley Rectory on DVD in the UK on 25 February 2019. A US release is planned for June.
Cast and characters:
- Zach Clifford … Robert
- Rad Brown … Harry Price
- Sonera Angel … Marianne
- Garry Roost … Edward Gibson
- Kit Pascoe … Laura
- Georgi Taylor Wills … The Nun
- Matthew Fitzthomas Rogers … Brigadier Jenkins
- Mark Behar … Witness (as Bruce Jenner)
- Jimmy ‘The Bee’ Bennett … German Soldier
- Anastasia Cane … Attacking Nun (as Stacey Green)
- Zane Casablanca … Lorenzo Zizzi
- Paul Durso … Postman
- Jon-Paul Gates … Rudi Schneider
- Hans Hernke … Private Hicks
- Guy Robbins … Monk
Borley, Essex and Devon, England