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Edit your own trailer for The Facility, on UK DVD in May

11 April 2013

Seven volunteers – students Carmen, Arif and Adam, office temp Joni, journalist Katie, estate agent Jerome and unemployed Derek – arrive at the remote Limebrook Medical Clinic to take part in a clinical trial run by ProSyntrex Pharmaceuticals. In exchange for a fee of £2,000 these human guinea pigs have agreed to spend two weeks in isolation testing an experimental new drug known only as Pro9. After settling into the facility, each participant is given a first injection and, following a group dinner, sent to bed. But shortly after dark, the group is woken by the harrowing screams of one of their number. Soon, each volunteer begins to succumb to the terrifying and previously unknown effects of Pro9 during a never-ending night fraught with horror, madness, violence and death.

The feature debut from award-winning short film director Ian Clark (Jenny And The Worm) The Facility (formerly known as Ginea Pigs in case the plot sounds familiar to horror fans) stars Alex Reid (Misfits; The Descent), Aneurin Barnard (Elfie Hopkins; Citadel), Steve Evets (Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; Five Days; Looking For Eric), Oliver Coleman (Casualty; The Other Boleyn Girl) and Skye Lourie (The Pillars Of The Earth). And don't be foole dby the claim on the cover that this is from the makers of Monsters – it has two of the same executive producers, that's all.

The critical reception so far has been lukewarm to say the least, but Movie Muser has this to say: "A familiar set up is rendered engaging through a simple yet inventive story, proving there's still hope that horror can be lifted from its clichéd mire." We shall see.

The Facility will be released on UK DVD on 6th May 2013 by Momentum Pictures at the RRP of £12.99.

No extras have been listed.

But there's more. Fetch Publicity are teaming up with eOne Momentum and Sci-fi London to challenge all you budding filmmakers and genre enthusiasts to cut your own trailer for this new British genre work. They have supplied a selection of clips and music from the film and want to see how you would tell this story, entice people to see the film and cut an eye-catching trailer.

All entries will then be judged by an impressive panel which includes Ian Clark (director of The Facility), Joe Dante (Gremlins, Innerspace), Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral), Almar Haflidason (Fetch Publicity) and Scott Monahan (Entertainment One).

You can find full details of the competition and the materials for download here.

To get you started, here's the current theatrical trailer: