KnightWatch Press and Terror Tree are delighted to announce that actor Ian Brooker who plays the eponymous Eddie Brewer will be joining us at the Halloween Horror Reading at the Pat Kavanagh Thu 31st Oct from 7pm in Moseley Birmingham. He will be bringing copies of the DVD to sell and if the vote goes that way we can premier the film on the night.
INTERNATIONALLY AWARD WINNING PARANORMAL FILM RELEASED FOR HALLOWEEN!!
Stand by to hide behind the sofa this Halloween as acclaimed Birmingham film, The Casebook of Eddie Brewer, comes to DVD and Blu Ray.
The film, shot entirely in Birmingham by Erdington writer/director, Andrew Spencer, using local crews and actors, scooped up award after award this year at film festivals across the globe. Specialist horror magazines and websites have consistently given it rave reviews and, after numerous requests, the makers have released it on DVD and Blu Ray in time for Halloween.
Over the course of a few weeks, a TV documentary film crew follows old-school paranormal investigator, Eddie Brewer, as he investigates a couple of disturbing and baffling local cases. He visits a suburban house where a neurotic mother is convinced that her ten year old daughter is possessed by something malevolent; and a dilapidated Eighteenth Century building, Rookery House, where weird and disquieting noises have been heard in the cellar.
A lonely figure, Brewer must not only contend with sceptics and rivals in his own field who denounce his methods and try to undermine his investigations, but he is dogged by personal guilt over the death of his wife. Eddie Brewer faces the greatest challenge of his life when he confronts the source of these paranormal manifestations during an all night vigil at the old house. For Brewer it is not just a matter of belief – it is a matter of survival.
Birmingham actor Ian Brooker, who plays Eddie Brewer, believes that the film celebrates the abundance of acting and production talent available here in the Midlands. “At a time of cutbacks in local broadcasting it is wonderful that a Birmingham film has not only achieved recognition at film festivals here and in the USA but has won awards in places like New York, Memphis and Los Angeles. We are very proud of our film and are delighted by its success.
“And now everyone here has the opportunity to watch this creepy, haunting film in the discomfort of their own homes. And what better time to watch it than at Halloween.”
The film is currently for sale exclusively via the website at:
For further media information, interview opportunities etc: 07947 091712
Pictures and further info: http://www.thecasebookofeddiebrewer.com
CRITICAL REACTION TO THE CASEBOOK OF EDDIE BREWER:
Starburst Magazine: Jon Towlson:
“Harking back to the classical ghost stories of M.R. James, Eddie Brewer is a quietly haunting character study.”
“Andrew Spencer’s solid direction combines mock-documentary and “fourth wall” drama that give Eddie Brewer the feel of Most Haunted meets The Stone Tape and invokes the work of Nigel Kneale in its sense of slowly mounting dread.”
New in Cinema: Daniel Sarath:
“Ian Brooker is fantastic in the lead role.”
“Instead of being grave and po-faced it’s filled with humour….It’s unnervingly effective.”
“This is, after all, an entertaining and refreshing…. horror that stands out from the crowd.”
Horror News.net (USA):
“Prepare yourself for a damned eerie experience.”
“It is powerful surreal stuff.”
“Director and writer Andrew Spencer has succeeded in the area where SO many have failed.”
“I strongly suggest others seek out this remarkably haunting film – an easy contender for one of the creepiest films of the year.”
Cinetalk: Jonathan Hatful:
“The Casebook of Eddie Brewer is a very impressive debut….It’s a horror that’s well worth seeking out and it marks Andrew Spencer as a talent to watch.”
Stephen Volk, screenwriter of Ghostwatch, The Awakening, & Afterlife:
“A smart and unassuming film that builds to become not only creepy but truly haunting”