Stairs – UK, 2019

‘Don’t go down’

Stairs is a 2019 British science fiction action horror feature film about a group of mercenaries that become trapped on a never-ending stairwell; forced to climb or die…

Written and directed by Tom Paton (Black Site; RedWood; Pandorica),  the Mosley Productions-Goldfinch Studios production stars Shayne Ward, Toby Osmond, Sophie Austin, Alana Wallace (Black Site), Samantha Schnitzler and Bentley Kalu (Wonder Woman).

Plot:

A group of mercenaries is sent into Eastern Europe in the middle of a civil war to retrieve intel, but shortly after the mission, the unit finds themselves trapped on a never-ending stairwell; forced to climb or die. To survive, they must revisit their past sins if they want to get off…

The movie is said to “blur the lines of action and horror, creating a visually unique movie that deals with time travel, the repercussions of violence and consequence. Rife with practical effects, bone-crunching fight sequences, and existential dread; it’s underpinned by a villain with a real purpose.”

Stairs will be shown at the Arrow FrightFest in London this August, marking Tom Paton’s third time premiering one of his films at the London-based event. He said:

“It’s a real honor to be back at FrightFest for the third year in a row. I’m especially proud of how Stairs has turned out and I can’t wait to share it with everyone. FrightFest has been an amazing platform for my career and I’m really excited to be heading back, especially as the line-up is so incredible this year.”

Cast and characters:

  • Shayne Ward … Will Stanton
  • Toby Osmond … Jack Ford
  • Sophie Austin … Emma Walker
  • Simon Meacock … Shaun Buxton
  • Rachel Warren … The Mother
  • Phoebe Robinson-Galvin … Rachel Ryan
  • Bentley Kalu … Ben Garrett
  • Samantha Schnitzler … Kia Clarke
  • Alana Wallace … Hayley Nolan
  • Piotr Baumann … Pavel
  • Spencer Collings … Carter Harris
  • Matt Malecki … Mateus
  • Julia Szamalek … The Prisoner

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