‘How do you stop a serial killer, who’s already dead?’
The Lockdown Hauntings is 2020 British horror feature film about a ghostly serial killer set during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Directed by Howard J. Ford (The Dead and The Dead 2: India), the movie Latitude Films production stars genre icon Tony Todd (Candyman; Final Destination), plus Angela Dixon (Dead End), Heather Peace, Jon Campling, Justin Hayward, Jessica Millson and Tiffany Hannam-Daniels.
With the streets now empty, it isn’t just nature that is taking advantage of this unprecedented global disaster. Spirits are freer than ever before and the spirit of a notorious serial killer, aka ‘The Locksmith’, is back from the dead and he has even more potential victims.
Can self-isolating detective George Parker (Angela Dixon) with the guidance of paranormal expert Jordan Myers (Tony Todd), prevent more young women from becoming victims of The Lockdown Hauntings?
The Lockdown Hauntings is currently in post-production and will be released in March 2021.
Director Howard J Ford explains the background to his project:
“Having been sat in Lockdown for a couple of months and a project I should have been filming put on hold, I figured I could either sit around moaning about the lack of things going on or I could make something happen. I thought, what is out there right now; fear, isolation, anxiety. Could I do something cinematic with that? Also, what is this COVID-19, I heard the virus is not even alive, yet it can kill us and be hidden anywhere.
Then boom! It hit me, my killer needed to be the same. Not even alive, yet out there causing havoc and taking innocent lives. That’s where the plot came from… I then posted on Facebook ‘Actors, if I was doing a lockdown movie and I could film you as part of it in your own homes, would you do it?’ I was inundated! I was shooting less than a week later, writing as I went. Like a one-man tour around the UK to actor’s houses and trying to do everything, sanitised and from two meters apart. Crazy I know but fun! The cast were all brilliant and I’ve been super lucky to get the level of talent involved.”
Cast and characters:
Tony Todd … Jordan Myers
Angela Dixon … Detective George Parker
Heather Peace … Rachel Parker
Jon Campling … Doctor Clarke
Justin Hayward … Detective Sergeant Alex Briggs
Tiffany Hannam-Daniels … Chloe
Emily Haigh … Sammy
Jessica Millson … Nicola
Sarah-Jane Potts … Nicola’s Mum
Kate Davies-Speak … Jamie’s mum
Sophie Flack … Sammy
Jamie Langlands … Sammy’s Boyfriend
Vanessa Bailey … Chloe’s Mum
Anaïs Parello … Delphine
Ivan Cori … Delphine’s Boyfriend