The Sleeping Room

On-Demand / Download Release Date: 27 April 2015 DVD Release date: 11 May 2015



THE SLEEPING ROOM is a supernatural tale of Victorian revenge, best described as THE WOMAN IN BLACK meets LONDON TO BRIGHTON.


Filming completed (Dec 2013) / Editing completed (March 2014)

Movie completed (May 2014) / World Premiere - Film4 FrightFest (Aug 2014)

Released (UK) DVD & VOD (May 2015)

DVD sleeve


Press release 02/02/15


Following its UK premiere at FrightFest, Second Sight is proud to announce the UK rights acquisition of acclaimed supernatural tale of Victorian revenge, The Sleeping Room.


The directorial debut of John Shackleton (Writer / Producer Panic Button) the film will make its UK debut On-Demand and Download on 27 April 2015 and DVD on 11 May 2015. The Sleeping Room is produced by Gareth I Davies and marks Movie Mogul's second feature.


Orphaned 19 year-old Brighton call girl Blue (Leila Mimmack - Becoming Human, Silent Witness) is sent by her violent pimp Freddie (David Sibley - Broadchurch, Downton Abbey) and his blowsy partner Cynthia (Julie Graham - Tower Block, New Tricks) to meet a new punter in Brighton, unaware of the horrifying impact it will have on her life.


As Blue begins to fall for the quirky charms of her client Bill Hepworth (Joseph Beattie - Hex, Brideshead Revisited), she's even more intrigued by the grand Regency terraced house that he is renovating; a once infamous Victorian brothel.


Together they uncover a secret room that unlocks many dark and terrifying secrets relating to Blue's murky family past and the death of her mother. A terrible supernatural force is about to be unleashed and nobody will escape its monstrous power unless a score for a heinous felony is settled.


Awakening demons past and present, Blue is forced to confront her own in this psychological gothic nightmare that also stars Christopher Adamson (Pirates of the Caribbean, Judge Dredd), Chris Waller (Fright Night 2, Inbred) and horror critic Billy Chainsaw.



Bonus features include:

'6th Sense' - The original short film by screenwriter Ross Jameson

FrightFest 2014: Billy Chainsaw in conversation with director John Shackleton

'Behind-the Scenes'

Behind-the Scenes - Visual Effects

On-set gallery





For further information or any press materials please contact:

Debbie Murray at Aim Publicity on 020 8292 2818 or




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