Richard Rowntree, and production company Ash Mountain Films, landed on our radar last year with the stunning folk horror debut, Dogged (Review). Taking a wildly different direction for their sophomore effort, Nefarious promises intimate, isolated horror. Production moved forward in the UK this year after a successful $25,000 Kickstarter effort.

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The production team announced the release of the new poster design, below, from the very talented Chris Barnes over at Brutal Posters. The film has also been selected by the Austin Revolution Film Festival, and will screen in Austin this September. Rowntree is a 16 year veteran of the film industry, with one feature and numerous shorts already under his belt. If his previous work is any indication, he is a filmmaker to keep an eye on moving forward.

Plot Synopsis

Sometimes, you have to turn to crime. Sometimes, it turns on you… Darren, Lou, Jo, and Mas live a meagre existence on the fringes of poverty. Indebted to the criminal kingpin of their social housing development, they routinely fear for their lives. On the other side of town, the already wealthy Marcus and his mentally handicapped brother Clive receive a windfall in the form of a winning lottery ticket. When their worlds collide following a botched robbery, the would-be criminals get more than they bargained for, and will be tested to their limits in a desperate attempt to survive a predator of monstrous proportions.