Axecalibur – UK, 2016 – preview of British slasher on VOD

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‘Sometimes… Legends can kill’

Axecalibur is a 2016 British slasher horror feature film about an obsessive author who discovers the truth behind an urban myth.

Written, produced and directed by Russ Gomm (The Welcoming short; The Woods Movie documentary) and Philip Mearns (The Shadow of Bigfoot), the Aurora Pictures-Lunar Graveyard production stars Edward Fisher, Bethany Calder, Owen Walton and Aaron Neil.

The synth soundtrack score was composed by Thomas Joly aka Jupiter-8 (Another Evil Night; Bonehill Road; Year of Fear).

The movie was originally titled The Legend of the Mad Axeman and is based on Russ Gomm’s 2014 short (watch below) of the same name.


Young author Jason Hill (Edward Fisher) uncovers information for his new book which leads him to the conclusion that the Mad Axeman is more than just an urban legend and soon finds himself in a race against time to uncover the truth behind a new series of murders…


Axecalibur is available via Amazon Prime in the UK and USA.

Cast and characters:

  • Edward Fisher … Jason Hill
  • Bethany Calder … Lily Martell
  • Owen Walton … Rick Hughes
  • Bethany Smith … Sandy Lynch
  • Aaron Neil … Ed Lewis
  • Lauren Bridgland … Megan Cooper
  • Mike Shaw … Dan Barrett
  • Justin Courtney … Brett Stevenson
  • Ben Shockley … Steven Stanton
  • Andy Young … Neil Anderson
  • Paul Kavanagh … Detective Inspector O’Connell
  • Ken Arnold … FBI Agent Johnson
  • Billy Chainsaw … Harold Pace
  • William Roberts … Samuel Gray / The Mad Axeman

Filming locations:

Wye, Ashford, Kent, England

Technical details:

  • 72 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1
  • Audio: Stereo

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