Scrawl – UK, 2013

‘The comic book that kills’

Scrawl is a 2015 British supernatural horror feature film written, produced and directed by Peter Hearn (Dead Air). The movie stars Mark Forester Evans, Daisy Ridley, Liam Hughes and Chris Casey.


A boy writes a comic book with his best friend, and finds situations depicted in the comic book coming to life. Along with the appearance of a mysterious girl, the boy is forced to face the reality of what he has written, and begins a battle to attempt to rewrite death…


“Generally Scrawl has a fairly naturalistic look, and the camerawork tends to emphasise the characters rather than the settings, but it still has a moody and compellingly odd atmosphere due in part to Dan Hall’s score which is heard throughout most of the picture […] The cast mostly do a good job considering some of them have never acted before.” Horror Cult Films

Cast and characters:

  • Mark Forester Evans … Frank
  • Daisy Ridley … Hannah
  • Liam Hughes … Simon
  • Joe Daly … Joe
  • Annabelle Le Gresley … Annie
  • Nathalie Pownall … Eve
  • Elizabeth Boag … Georgie
  • Chris Casey … Michael
  • Ellie Selwood … Rosie
  • Morag Sims … Claire
  • Catherine Ruddick … Charlie
  • Derek Jones … The Caretaker
  • PennyJo Koviou … Jenny
  • Alice May Ferngrove … Ellen
  • Charlotte Butler … Young Annie

Filming locations:

Southampton and Sparsholt, Hampshire, England

Technical details:

82 minutes


Scrawl originally premiered at the Fright Night Film Festival and Zed Fest Film Festival in 2015, although it was apparently filmed in 2013.

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