We’re excited to see a release date for British gothic horror Elfie Hopkins, not least because DIY’s very own The Victorian English Gentlemens Club provide the soundtrack to the trailer below. ‘Bag of Meat’, from last year’s album of the same name, is also on the soundtrack to Ryan Andrews’ film. Purchase the album here.
Also exciting is that it’s the first time Jaime Winstone will star alongside her father Ray. The actress, last seen in Anuvahood and Made in Dagenham, plays the titular wannabe detective Elfie in the striking-looking film.
We caught the first footage of Elfie Hopkins at last year’s FrightFest, where we described it as having ‘arty, surreal scenes that looked like Tim Burton directing Submarine’. Black and Blue Films release Elfie Hopkins on 20th April. Will Payne, Aneurin Barnard, Steven Mackintosh, Rupert Evans, Kate Magowan and Kimberley Nixon co-star.
‘Set in a sleepy hunting village, Elfie Hopkins is the story of twenty-two year old slacker and wannabe detective. Elfie is a stoner and an animal lover in a village populated with hunters. Haunted by the death of her mother and surrounded by her broken father and alcoholic step-mother, Elfie seeks solace and inspiration from the old school detectives in The Maltese Falcon and Chinatown. She entertains herself, along with her geeky best friend, Dylan, by investigating the villagers and upsetting everyone with their imaginative allegations. Elfie’s mundane existence is thrown for a spin with the arrival of a family of trendy city dwellers, the Gammons.
The Gammons weave tales of adventure and entice the villagers with offers of exotic hunting holidays around the world. It’s not long before the villagers are flying off to the four corners of the world. Elfie, despite her best efforts, is not immune to the Gammons charms, but soon smells a rat. Elfie and Dylan snap into detective mode and investigate the Gammons life. Blood soon starts to spill in the village and it’s no longer just the blood of animals. Elfie discovers the villagers are not making those flights and when she finally uncovers the truth, its darker then she could have ever imagined. The Gammons are a family of cannibals!’