The Border Lands is a 2013 British horror film written and directed by Elliott Goldner and produced by Jen Handorf. It stars Gordon Kennedy, Robin Hill, Aidan McArdle. The film is due for release on April 7, 2014.
A team of Vatican investigators is sent to the British West Country to investigate reports of paranormal activity at a remote church.
“Sure, it’s a little rough around the edges. A couple of secondary characters never quite come to life, a revelation about one of the major characters seems a little unnecessary, and the climax veers towards Blair Witch territory, but for the most part The Borderlands succeeds admirably. Deftly balancing humour and shocks, it’s one of the best uses of found footage we’ve seen in a long time and one of the strongest British horrors of recent years. You may never go in a church again.” Iain Robertson, Starburst
“Instead of drawing so much on folklore, old ghost stories or menacing hoodies (although all these things play a part), the strongest element of The Borderlands’ identity as a British horror film is its central relationship. Deacon and Grey’s bickering, boredom and bonding has the easy chemistry of a flat-share comedy in the best possible way (the head-cam shots are occasionally a little reminsicent of Peep Show), and if we didn’t like the characters so much, their fear in the face of the unknown would be far less affecting. As it is, The Borderlandsis a tense, atmospheric chiller that will send a shiver down your spine and definitely make you jump.” Jonathan Hatfull, SciFiNow
“This is Goldner‘s first feature film and he accomplished something that most seasoned of directors completely fail on! Even the camera work is smooth compared to a lot of other found footage flicks.Goldner scares us with what we can’t or don’t see rather than splashing our eyes with cheap thrills.” Maven’s Movie Vault of Horror