Portmanteau is a 2017 British horror anthology feature film that collects together eight short horror tales.
Written, directed, photographed and edited by Mark Garvey. Produced by Mark Garvey, Jasmine Knight and Paul Woodcock.
A photographer develops an old film and is unprepared for what he sees in the pictures; road rage escalates into a deadly game of cat and mouse; a man wonders what his suspicious neighbour could be disposing of; a bird-watcher descends into madness in an isolated cabin; a Foley artist is reassigned to a classic horror; a writer battles with a seemingly invincible cockroach; a man waits patiently in the hope of a carnal encounter with strangers, and a woman goes camping alone … but she is not alone!
“Sure, some of the acting won’t be winning a Bafta anytime soon, and a few segments are stretched just to the limit of acceptable repetition, but there isn’t actually a duff story here. Moreover, there’s tremendous variety in terms of realism, humour, approach and execution. It’s a real smorgasmord of horror vignettes; every one is a little cracker in its own way…” Cult films and the people who make them
Portmanteau was released online via the Horror Central YouTube channel on October 31st 2020.
Main cast and characters:
Simon Cleary … The Photographer
Paul Woodcock … The Delivery Driver
Eleanor Clarke … The Lurker
Madonna Norgrove … The Dog Walker
John Harper … The Other Driver
Jasmine Knight … The Girlfriend
Stuart O’Connor … The Boyfriend
Mark Garvey … The Birdman
Kyle Booth … The Sound Recordist