‘They have everything under control’
School of the Damned is a 2019 British science fiction horror feature film about special kids that can kill using their minds alone.
Directed by Peter Vincent from a screenplay written by Philip Dyas (A Fistful of Lead; Viking Siege), the Dead Pixel Production stars Michael Geary (For We Are Many; Soul Reaper), James Groom, Daisy Aitkens, Craig Russell and aforementioned Philip Dyas.
When new teacher, Mr Middleton, leaves his inner-city, London school and arrives at a British village to work at the local grammar, it doesn’t take long for him to start feeling uncomfortable. The place is strange – students are extremely and unanimously well behaved, eerily unlike usual children of that age.
The single difficult student is the new kid, Georgie, who is violently injured in a fight, even though the school is adamant, ‘there are no fights here…’ Mr Middleton is surprised to discover a very young student from a “special class” was responsible.
The four kids in this class are – exceptional. Each forming a hive mind, that keeps the students and teachers in the school calm and focused thanks to the medication provided by an undercover government experiment.
The result is that these socially under-developed children force any wrongdoers to pay for their actions with murderous results. When the deaths start being uncovered, Mr Middleton begins investigating…
In the USA, School of the Damned is released on DVD by 4Digital Media on November 5, 2019. A British release is scheduled for January 2020.
Cast and characters:
- Michael Geary … Abbott
- James Groom … Tony
- Daisy Aitkens … Ms Murphy
- Craig Russell … Agent Stone
- Philip Dyas … Mr Cassidy
- Sophie Willis … Jemima
- Amelie Willis … Sarah
- Sarah Cullum … Mrs Holmes
- Aidan Largey Poland … Marquand