Monday, 14 June 2010 13:54

That Horror Thing: Mark Macready Press Release

Written by  Tom Elliot
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Listeners to The Gentlemen's Grindhouse may recall Ryan McDermott, the star of independent UK horror comedy Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders joining the gentlemen for a chat in Episode 14. Tom Elliot will be attending the launch party for the film on Saturday the 19th of June, and recording a live edition of The Gentlemen's Grindhouse from the venue! Check out the details in the press release below for how you could view the event and the film live online!



Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders: Interactive Online Release


'Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders' is the horror comedy short film that has taken the world by storm since its release in June 2009.

Over the past twelve months the film has screened across the UK and US film festivals, winning the award for 'Most Original Film' at the prestigious Horror UK Film Festival and receiving both audience and critical acclaim. Gorezone the world’s biggest selling horror magazine hailed the film as 'Truly independent British film at its best' and gave the film five stars.

After twelve hugely successful months screening for audiences across the world the film is now set to reach its biggest audience yet as it debuts online for free at the official website ( on June 19th. With a huge amount of forever growing online interest from avid fans on Twitter and Facebook the film is set to find a new lease of life online.

To celebrate the release of the short film online an Interactive VIP Launch Party is being held in Manchester, the first of its kind for an independent film. 100 guests have already won a place to attend the Launch Party being held at Base Bar Cafe in the heart of Manchester on June 19th. For those who weren't able to win entry the entire event will be streamed live via the official website and hosted by local radio DJ Adam Brown. Viewers to the live stream will be able to watch the film for free and then pose questions about the production to the films cast & crew in what is set to be a revolution for interactive filmmaking.

The film was shot on the back streets of Manchester in early 2009 with an independent budget of £5,000 raised solely by the filmmakers selling their worldly possessions on eBay after the film failed to receive industry funding. Since its humble beginnings the film has screened across the globe from New York to Canada and most recently at the Cannes International Film Festival Short Film Corner where it proved a huge hit with audiences.

Written, produced and directed by Paul Feeney, Ryan McDermott and Sean Candon, three friends who met at college in 2002 where the concept for the project was conceived by writer creator Paul Feeney. It was several years later when the idea resurfaced and was developed into the now award winning short film which brought together unidentified talent across Manchester.

The film is set in Manchester ‘The supernatural crime hub of the 21st century’ and is home to the officers of the G.M.P.I.D (Greater Manchester Paranormal Investigations Department) it is their job to fight the forces of evil that plague the city. Amongst these fine officers is hero cop Mark ‘Mac’ Macready. When Macready’s wife is kidnapped by a creature known as ‘The Archangel’ it’s a race against time for Macready to find his missing wife, solve the case and bring the merciless Archangel to cold blooded justice.

‘Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders’ has exceed all expectations and as a result there is a massive demand for more content. An animated website series is currently in production and a feature film version is now in development with production scheduled to start in early 2011.

Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders is released free online at 2pm UK Time on June 19th and the Mark Macready: Interactive Launch Party Live broadcast begins at 7pm UK time on June 19th only at

Press Quotes

‘A British Hellboy’–

‘Truly Independent British filmmaking at its best’ – Gorezone Magazine

‘A British Apocalypse in independent filmmaking’ – Shallow Graves Magazine

‘If you do not love this film, I question your horror fan credentials’ – Arrow in the Head

‘Hilariously insane demon hunting’ – Mayhem Film Festival

‘Mark Macready is the male Buffy Summers’ – Horror Extreme

‘Rife with slapstick tomfoolery, shape-shifting demons and action movie satire’ – Horror Asylum

‘A piece of inspirational get up and go filmmaking’ – BBC Radio Manchester

‘A Triumph’ - Salford Star Magazine

‘Here’s my official endorsement: Get your ass in gear and make a sequel’ - Brutal as Hell

‘A Supernatural/Crime Masterpiece’ – Robin Olly Says...

‘A balls out, eyebrow-cocking horror comedy romp’ – Filmrant

‘An Iconic Hit’ – Let’s All Go To The Lobby

‘Top quality stuff that left the audience in stitches’ – BritFilms

‘A half hour fun filled ride’ - Rough Cut Reviews

‘I am already positioning myself in the queue to see the further adventures of Mark Macready’ - Gorepress

‘I’m hoping further funding can be secured. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of Mark Macready’ – Horrortalk



Last modified on Monday, 14 June 2010 19:42
Tom Elliot

Tom Elliot

Tom is a writer at SCREAM! The horror magazine where he's interviewed such horror icons as Kane Hodder, Doug Bradley and Tony Todd. Visit SCREAM at 

His side project, and respite from the constant horrors is his solo podcast discussing Rod Serling's classic TV series, The Twilight Zone. This can be found at

If you'd like to contact Tom Elliot about any horror releated opportunities, please email

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