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Low budget horror flick filmed around Dartford and Bromley

PUBLISHED: 13:10 09 January 2018

The film was shot on a budget of just £3,000. Picture: Nat Nollid

The film was shot on a budget of just £3,000. Picture: Nat Nollid

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It took three years to make with a budget of just £3,000, but a local film company says its horror film is its greatest triumph so far and could be the start of bigger things.

The horror film was shot across Kent including Bromley, Hartley, Longfield and Darenth Valley. Picture: Nat Nollid The horror film was shot across Kent including Bromley, Hartley, Longfield and Darenth Valley. Picture: Nat Nollid

Even Steven Spielberg started out small, and the people at Common Sense Films have big ambitions.

They have just finished a horror made entirely in Kent with locations including Eynsford, Farningham, Shoreham, West Kingsdown, Darenth Valley, Hartley, Longfield, Bromley and Orpington.

It’s called The Left Hand Path and in typical British horror style, has already been voted worst film and director at Bloodfest and Gorefest. Its tagline is “it will feed on your fear” and it is a gruesome 18s-only adventure.

Company boss Nat Nollid, who lives in Gravesend, said: “The idea came from a lucid dream after watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre multiple times as well as other classic horrors like The Exorcist, The Shining, The Evil Dead and Friday the 13th.

The Left Hand Path has already been voted worst film at Bloodfest and Gorefest. Picture: Nat Nollid The Left Hand Path has already been voted worst film at Bloodfest and Gorefest. Picture: Nat Nollid

“It was self-financed and filmed on a Canon Legira HF G30. The budget came from writer and director Michael Fenton Crenshaw and all the cast and crew worked free during the spring and summer of 2014.

“The dead animals in the film were found in the locations and humanely disposed of. These include a cow, badger, rabbit and horse.”

The production is tinged in real life tragedy.

Nat told us: “Crenshaw was working on the project alone and struggling with the demons of mental illness. He was helped by us all and he finally beat the demons.

“It was almost as if the demon in the film had manifested itself into reality but mental illness affects most of us at some point with varying degrees.”

Tellingly, he added: “The whereabouts of Michael Fenton Crenshaw is uncertain but films are still being uploaded to his Demogorgan Youtube Channel.”

The film is about friends on a weekend break and faced with a sinister chain of events including ancient demons.

Nat said: “Our ambition is to inspire others by showing whatever personal issues, there is always hope on the other side and you should never give up.”

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