When The Screaming Starts. Image shows from L to R: Aidan (Ed Hartland), Norman (Jared Rogers).

When The Screaming Starts

2021 British comedy film about a serial killer. Stars Ed Hartland, Jared Rogers, Kaitlin Reynell, Octavia Gilmore, Kavé Niku and others.

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When The Screaming Starts.

When The Screaming Starts

A warped filmmaker sets out to film a wannabe serial killer

Ed Hartland, Jared Rogers, Kaitlin Reynell, Octavia Gilmore, Kavé Niku, Ronja Haugholt, Vår Haugholt, Rob Tofield and Yasen Atour
Conor Boru and Ed Hartland
Conor Boru
Conor Boru, Ed Hartland, Jared Rogers and Dom Lenoir

A wannabe serial killer, a warped filmmaker, and a murderous cult on a blood-soaked rampage. When The Screaming Starts is a darkly comic tale of how far we will go in order to achieve our ambitions.

When Norman Graysmith is invited into the home of an aspiring serial killer, Aidan Mendle, he believes he has found the subject for the documentary that will transform his failing career. Initially the production goes well with Aidan freely opening up about his desire to kill, but when his early attempt at committing murder falls apart, things begin to unravel.

Aidan desperately tries to maintain his position as the next Charles Manson by starting a murder cult, interviewing prospective members for what he affectionately calls his "family". The potential candidates provide a rich tapestry of misfits, from the lost and confused to the (most likely) psychopathic. Events begin to spiral out of control and Norman watches his dreams crumbling around him.

Production Details

88 minutes
Release date
Saturday 28th August 2021, Cineworld, Leicester Square as part of FrightFest 2021
Production companies
Laugh track

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