CENSOR (2021) British horror spawned by a ‘video nasty’

Censor is a 2021 British horror film about a female censor who, after watching a ‘video nasty’, sets out to solve her sister’s disappearance.

Directed by Prano Bailey-Bond from a screenplay co-written with Anthony Fletcher, the Silver Salt Films production stars Niamh Algar (Raised by Wolves, The Virtues, Calm With Horses), Michael Smiley (Jawbone, Kill List), Vincent Franklin (Gentleman Jack, Bodyguard), Nicholas Burns (Ghost Stories, Nathan Barley), Adrian Schiller (Victoria, The Last Kingdom) and Sophia La Porta (Been So Long). Produced by Helen Sara Jones. Executive producers include Kim Newman, Andrew Starke and Ant Timpson.


Britain, 1985. When film censor Enid (Niamh Algar) discovers an eerie horror that speaks directly to her sister’s mysterious disappearance, she resolves to unravel the puzzle behind the film and its enigmatic director – a quest that will blur the lines between fiction and reality in terrifying ways…


Censor will open the Midnight strand at the 2021 Sundance Festival’s Midnight strand. Protagonist Pictures is handling world sales.


Censor was developed by the British Film Institute (BFI), Film4, and Creative England and was funded by the BFI and Ffilm Cymru Wales, both awarding National Lottery funding and by Film4, with support from Kodak Motion Picture and Cinelab London.

Cast and characters:

Niamh Algar … Enid Baines
Clare Holman … June
Michael Smiley … Doug Smart
Nick Brimble … Crowd Actor
Adrian Schiller … Frederick North
Felicity Montagu … Valerie
Sophia La Porta … Alice Lee
Nicholas Burns … Sanderson
Beau Gadsdon … Young Enid
Vincent Franklin … Fraser
Guillaume Delaunay … Beastman
Andrew Havill … George
Erin Shanagher … Debbie
Clare Perkins … Anne
Richard Glover … Gerald
Robert Vernon … Tom
Danny Lee Wynter … Perkins
Amelie Child Villiers … Nina
Madeleine Hutchins … Marilyn
Matthew Earley … Gordon
Ric Renton … Frank


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