IFC Midnight continues their dominance of US horror distribution with their latest acquisition, hi-tech, claustrophobic nightmare Let’s Be Evil.
Directed by Martin Owen (Abducted), the film had its world premiere in January at Utah’s Slamdance festival. Owen also wrote the film, alongside regular collaborators Elizabeth Morris and Jonathan Willis, who also produces. The predominantly British cast features former Eastender Kara Tointon, Jamie Bernadette (The Bunnyman Massacre), Elliot James Langridge (Northern Soul) and young Isabelle Allen. Allen appears on the film’s poster, which closely apes that of 2012’s Les Misérables, which also used her image.
Three chaperones are hired to supervise an advanced learning program for gifted children, who wear Augmented Reality Glasses to assist in their education. Contained within a secure, underground facility, events quickly spiral out of control.