The Architect was found! Ian McNeice (From Hell, White Noise, Doctor Who, Dune, Ace Ventura When Nature Calls, Doc Martin is said to portray The Architect in Dave Hastings’s newest flick ‘The House of Screaming Death’. His role is said to be of a mysterious figure with a shocking secret, who tells 4 bone-chilling stories about demons, witches, vampires and ghost!
Set in the mysterious Bray Manor, one eerie night, a mysterious figure known only as The Architect (Ian McNcNeice), is ready to tell fours tales of terror to select guests he has with him. Stories that dwell on Ghosts, Witches, Vampyres’ as well as Demonic terrors. But as the morning approaches, The Architect has one last secret of his own to tell!
Screaming Death’, a film narrated by a shifty stranger, The Architect. He tell his audience a series of bone-chilling tales in a way similar to the classics . [The writers inspiration] for the film is Hammer-Horror’s anthology series’s (Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of The Vampire and The Mummy.) Filming was thought to be finished last August but additional filming finished a few months back, and additional filming with Ian McNeice was completed as of recently [in complete secrecy].
Producers Dave Hastings and Kaush Patel, speak out on Ian:
Hastings- “After reading through the script with Ian in early January, he immediately got what we were attempting to do, as well as being very impressed with the first trailer we’d released last Halloween. We discussed the role, what it meant to us as all, as well as his own ideas, which were thrilling to hear. From the first take we did on set, everyone just watched him, spellbound and you could have heard a pin drop!”
Patel- “When the concept of The Architect character started developing in the script we knew straight away that our film needed someone who would bring a sense of appreciation and esteem to the classic Hammer/British Gothic Horror genre that we loved. We approached Ian directly for the role and showed him the trailer and the pre-production work we had done beforehand. He was very impressed with how hard we had worked with the film so far but he also looked at our previous feature “Checking-In”, which won BEST BRITISH FILM at the London Film Awards in 2014.
Ian was a pleasure to work with and bought nuances to his character that were mesmerising. Everyone on set felt that something magical was happening during his scenes. The crew were enamoured of him and we all sat around after the shoot as he told stories of the other films from his previous work. He also gave a lot of advice to the crew as to how to work in the industry, especially wanting to show his support for our younger independent filmmakers on the crew”
The press release then furthers on to say how the wielders behind this film are infatuated with Hammer-Horror presents films and their hopes this film will hold merit to them.
Filming locations include Staffordshire, Sandwell, Walsall and Midlands areas