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A suspense-fueled horror that delves into bibliophilia.
4/5

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Written and directed by Lisa Fulthorpe, ‘Booklovers’ is a fantasy horror film that explores a mysterious independent bookshop and its egocentric owner. Finlay Burrows leads the cast as Leo, a young man with an indulgence for literature, who finds himself seduced by the owner’s menacing eccentricity (portrayed by Gary Sefton). The suspense-heavy short delves into themes of psychopathy, snobbery and trepidation. A tense watch that will keep viewers engaged until the closing credits.

The 10-minute film opens inside a chaotic and cramped bookstore, where bibliophile Leo smells the aroma of an old book. As Leo observers the owner’s hostile interaction with customers who seek popular mainstream literature, his anxiety escalates – albeit with a curious disposition. Upon Leo’s request for the work of Edgar Allan Poe, the owner coaxes him down to the basement – where the owner’s unsightly behavior sparks unease. Viewers can expect a chilling narrative with a hair-raising conclusion.

Lisa Fulthorpe has created a harrowing short that will keep audiences on tenterhooks. Gary Sefton (Book shop owner/seller) delivers a deliberately peculiar performance that is deserving of high acclaim. Finlay Burrows’ delivery as Leo is equally commendable and a fine opposite to Sefton’s antagonistic role. Visually, the film is well put together with first-grade cinematography, lighting and post-production. An intimidating watch from start-to-finish. Highly recommended.

Brief Synopsis

A book-loving student, on a quest for a Gothic horror novel, is seduced into a deadly game.
Booklovers Short Film e1664640823365

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Director(s): Lisa Fulthorpe
Writer(s): Lisa Fulthorpe
Cast: Finlay Burrows, Gary Sefton
Producer(s): James Honess
Director of Photography: Jordan Wright
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Runtime: 10 min

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Booklovers

A suspense-fueled horror that delves into bibliophilia.
4/5

Review

Written and directed by Lisa Fulthorpe, ‘Booklovers’ is a fantasy horror film that explores a mysterious independent bookshop and its egocentric owner. Finlay Burrows leads the cast as Leo, a young man with an indulgence for literature, who finds himself seduced by the owner’s menacing eccentricity (portrayed by Gary Sefton). The suspense-heavy short delves into themes of psychopathy, snobbery and trepidation. A tense watch that will keep viewers engaged until the closing credits.

The 10-minute film opens inside a chaotic and cramped bookstore, where bibliophile Leo smells the aroma of an old book. As Leo observers the owner’s hostile interaction with customers who seek popular mainstream literature, his anxiety escalates – albeit with a curious disposition. Upon Leo’s request for the work of Edgar Allan Poe, the owner coaxes him down to the basement – where the owner’s unsightly behavior sparks unease. Viewers can expect a chilling narrative with a hair-raising conclusion.

Lisa Fulthorpe has created a harrowing short that will keep audiences on tenterhooks. Gary Sefton (Book shop owner/seller) delivers a deliberately peculiar performance that is deserving of high acclaim. Finlay Burrows’ delivery as Leo is equally commendable and a fine opposite to Sefton’s antagonistic role. Visually, the film is well put together with first-grade cinematography, lighting and post-production. An intimidating watch from start-to-finish. Highly recommended.

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Brief Synopsis

A book-loving student, on a quest for a Gothic horror novel, is seduced into a deadly game.
Booklovers Short Film e1664640823365

Credits

Director(s): Lisa Fulthorpe
Writer(s): Lisa Fulthorpe
Cast: Finlay Burrows, Gary Sefton
Producer(s): James Honess
Director of Photography: Jordan Wright
Animation:

Specifications

Genre: ,
Country:
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Year:
Runtime: 10 min
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