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This seaside-set slasher tells the story of Frankie, who wants to enjoy one last night out in her home town before returning to university – but must fight to stay alive when a mysterious man wearing a Mr Punch mask starts a deadly rampage.


Shot on location in the historic town of Hastings on the south coast of the UK, Punch stars a trio of talented newcomers – Alina Allison, Faye Campbell, and Macaulay Cooper, in the lead roles. Joining them are a host of familiar faces from TV and film including Jamie Lomas (HollyoaksEastEnders), Kierston Wareing (Fish TankEastEnders) Daniel Fathers (The Witcher: Blood OriginAtlantaThe Void), and UK horror favourites Sarah Alexandra Marks, Dani Thompson, and Ayvianna Snow.


Writer and director Andy Edwards : “America has always had the best slasher villains, from Freddie to Jason to Michael Myers and beyond. With Mr Punch, I wanted to create an iconic slasher killer that was uniquely British. Punch is a traditional slasher film, but it also taps into the folk horror vibes of the British seaside and the childhood creepiness of a Punch & Judy show. Shooting on location in Hastings allowed cast and crew to be immersed in that environment and I can’t wait for people to see what we came up with.


The film was co-produced by Andy for Paranoid Android Films, alongside Rebecca Matthews (The GardenerHatched). The cinematography was by Max Williams (Isle of Dogs) and the casting was by Aisling Knight. Thomas R Atherton (100 Streets) was Executive Producer and Airell Anthony Hayles (They’re Outside) was Associate Producer.

The film is currently in post-production.