Wild Eye Releasing, with sales and distribution support provided by MVD Entertainment, has selected Sept. 29 for the domestic DVD debut of the horror Brit-flick that celebrates anew those devilishly clever anthologies of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Produced, directed and written by the team Dan Brownlie, David VG Davies and Andy Edwards comes 3’s a Shroud.
Filmmaker Dan Brownlie kicks off the proceedings with the introduction of screen queen Suzi Lorraine (Satan’s Schoolgirls, Bikini Girls on Ice, When Death Calls, etc.) as the babysitter to a precocious young lad who wants to hear bedtime scary stories, not so much for himself, but for his teddy bear as it “keeps him calm.” She then proceeds to spin three nightmare tales, beginning with Brownlie’s contribution to the anthology, “Don’t Open the Door.” This nifty little piece spins around the admonition from a buxom raven-haired beauty (Morrigan Hel) to her husband (Brad Moore) that under no circumstances should he open the door if she comes knocking.
Next up is filmmaker David V.G. Davies (Animal Soup, Self-Induced Nightmares) and his segment, which is titled “Over Developed.” Here, Mickey (Michael Morgan-Gyekye) is professional photographer who becomes obsessed with a fashion model by the name of Sarah (Eleanor James — Slasher House) and becomes convinced — with the help of a little demon of his own invention — that he can “have her.” You know that won’t go over well … insane thoughts never do.
And that brings us to the babysitter’s last horror tidbit directed by Andy Edwards, “Time Traveller’s Knife.” Here the alluring Hannah Wilder (Strings) is featured as a barkeep that stays after closing with a trio of her friends one evening for a private party, but there’s an uninvited guest. The slaughter begins, but a magical timepiece allows her to jump about in time and relive events of the night — can she stop the carnage, or will she discover something that is too horrifying to contemplate!
3’s a Shroud is a nice tip of the hat to those gems of yesteryear — Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors, The House That Dripped Blood, Tales from the Crypt and Asylum. And, as a bonus, it has some tasty eye-candy to balance out the gore.