The Ipswich Film Theatre are proud to present The Haunted Hotel for its theatrical premiere. Members of the production team and cast will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A on 23rd July. Early booking is advised.
Produced by Ipswich-based FILM Suffolk and shot at the historic Great White Horse Hotel on Tavern Street, The Haunted Hotel will take you on a journey through eight spooky tales spanning 150 years in the life of a very unusual establishment:
A put-upon 1960s hotel manageress struggles to train a hapless new addition to her ghostly entourage. A gang of ageing
thieves hole up in the derelict hotel, unaware of what’s in store. An older gentleman returns to the hotel for an anniversary date with a twist. A new hotel chambermaid is unnerved to discover the rooms have a habit of rearranging themselves. A young couple plan a secret tryst at the hotel until ghostly forces intervene. An eccentric woman arrives at the hotel with a plan to prove that spectres are real. The young Charles Dickens struggles with his nerves while staying at the hotel in the 1830s. A writer turns his hotel room into a devilish den of creativity.
By turns spooky, sentimental, humorous and horrifying, this collection recalls
the likes of M.R. James, Tales of the Unexpected and the Amicus Anthologies of the 1960s and 70s. Created as a labour of love by FILM Suffolk with the goal of connecting and showcasing talent from the region, each ghostly yarn has been spun by a local writer, produced and directed by East Anglian filmmakers and features a host of acting talent from across Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.
Despite being made on a less-than- shoestring budget, the film picked up several awards at film festivals in the UK, US and Canada and subsequently found global distribution with Amazon Prime.