Take the techno-paranoia of “Black Mirror,” add the intergalactic body horror of John Carpenter’s The Thing, adapt them into a VHS board game, and wrap it all up in a bitingly satirical Christmas-movie package, and what do you get? Await Further Instructions from British director Johnny Kevorkian, which co-stars David Bradley of “Game of Thrones,” “Doctor Who,” and Harry Potter fame.
A powder keg of throat-grabbing intensity and mind-bending body horror, Await Further Instructions is an unmissable tour de force from rising star filmmaker Johnny Kevorkian and the BAFTA-nominated producer of God’s Own Country.
The film is directed by Kevorkian from a script by Gavin Williams. It stars Bradley, Sam Gittins, Neerja Naik, and Grant Masters. It’ll be found in limited theaters and on VOD from Dark Sky Films on October 5th.
It’s Christmas Day, and the Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside their door, but what exactly – an industrial accident, a terrorist attack, nuclear war? Descending into terrified arguments, they turn on the television, desperate for any information. On screen a message glows ominously: “Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions.” As the television exerts an ever more sinister grip, their paranoia escalates into bloody carnage.