Vampire film to premiere in South Tyneside

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FILM fans will get the first bite at seeing a new vampire movie that’s out to help a good cause when it receives its UK premiere in South Tyneside next month.

Psychological thriller, Dead Frequency, was made on location in the region, using local actors, plus music and singing from borough brothers Barry and Neil Gutteridge.

After being showcased at Bollywood’s Sleeping Stone festival, in India, the movie will be shown for the first time in this country at Cineworld, Boldon, on Monday, February 7, at 8.30pm.

Tickets are £5 at the door, with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion (RBL) in the North East of England.

Director Rob Burrows said: “I’m delighted that Dead Frequency will be premiered on Tyneside.

“It’s hoped that many of the cast will be at the premiere, and that a good cause like the RBL will benefit from the proceeds.

“We invite film fans to come along and support the event.” Dead Frequency explores some strange events at a Tyneside radio station, where an undercover probe is under way into vampires operating, literally, under the cover of darkness.

Clubland singer Barry Gutteridge, from Jarrow, sings the song, Dying Heart, in the movie, with the track being specially composed by his brother, Neil.

Mr Burrows added: “Barry and Neil have both been invited, and they should also be involved in our next psychological thriller, called Entwinement, which is set in a Newcastle nightclub.

“Filming has already started, and we hope the second movie will be released later this year.”

A worker in the health service, Mr Burrows launched Solarus Film without any grants or major financial backing, but Dead Frequency did receive the support of Sunderland University and Spark FM.

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