THE HEIRESS (2021) Preview of British ghost horror


‘The curse runs through her veins’

The Heiress is a 2021 British horror film about two sisters, one of whom is bedevilled by ghosts that seek the other’s unborn child.

Directed by actor Chris Bell (Haunted franchise; Knights of the Damned; The Curse of Robert the Doll) – making his feature directorial debut – from a screenplay co-written with Danny Prescott, Kelly Prescott and soundtrack composer Jezz Vernon.

The Old Way Film & Television production stars Candis Nergaard (White Chamber), Jayne Wisener (Boogeyman 3; Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), David Schaal, Jonny Phillips, David Wayman and Flip Webster.


Devoted sisters Clare (Candis Nergaard) and Anna (Jayne Wisener) live together. Clare suffers from fits and Anna cares for Clare between her time at work and time seeing her boyfriend. However, when Clare begins to see ghostly visions within the house Anna has difficulty believing her.

As the visions worsen they test Clare’s sanity, until one night she mistakenly attacks Anna – believing her to be one of the ghosts. Clare is hospitalised but the visions continue to haunt her. But Clare was never the true target, the spectres were after Anna and her unborn child all along. Now Clare must find out how to protect her sister, while locked up in a secure psychiatric facility…


The Heiress will be released on DVD in North America by 4Digital Media on March 16th 2021.

Cast and characters:

Candis Nergaard … Clare
Jayne Wisener … Anna
David Schaal … Father John O’Shea
Jonny Phillips … Doctor Medhurst
David Wayman … Dan
Flip Webster … Lillith
Mark Arden … Roy
Denise Stephenson … Linda
Chris Bell … Brad
Sharon Lawrence … Dorothy
Jean Trend … Abigail
Annabelle Fernando … Young Claire
Jessica Emily Venn … Young Abigail
Natasha Rose Mills … Young Dorothy
David Beck … Chess Player
John Michael Lowe … Pub MC / Background
Nicholas Spinner … Orderly
Patrick-Nicholas Johnston … Young Father
Susan Graham … Nurse (as Sue Graham)
Stuart Anderson … Bearded Familiar / Father
Connor Spicer … 2nd Familiar Child
Oliver Bell … Edward / Familiar #1
Mauro Marin Cuesta … Young Edward

Filming locations:

Essex and Kent, England

Production dates:

Filmed from 31 July 2020

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