The most primitive instincts are often key players in the universe of horror; uncontrolled feelings that can transform us into what we always were. Survive at any cost is the only premise of Tear Me Apart , in a post-apocalyptic future where food is a problem, cannibalism is the solution.
Tear Me apart marks the directorial debut of Alex Lightman who after a long journey through the world of short films makes the leap to the big screen. As our spot says, Being different makes us unique. Undoubtedly, Tear Me Apart will make us unique.
Original title: Tear Me Apart
Timing: 86 min.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Director: Alex Lightman
Screenplay: Tom Kerevan
Music: Alex Lightman, Richard Lightman
Photography: Ernesto Herrmann
Cast: Alfie Stewart, Frazer Alexander, Jennie Eggleton, Jon Campling, Simon Burbage, Gareth Lawrence, Duran Fulton Brown, Jurgen Schwarz, Russell MacLeod, Somi De Souza, Andrew Stockton, Terry Wood
Seemingly abandoned by society following the collapse of civilization as we know it, two brothers (Frazer Alexander and Alfie Stewart) are forced to live by their wits in the wilds of a deserted Cornwall. Though the elder (Alexander) tries to retain some degree of humanity in his approach to survival, the younger (Stewart) reverts to cannibalism by attacking lone travelers and eating them in order to survive. It’s only when a girl called Molly (Jennie Eggleton) appears one day that the boys meet a female for the first time: an event which brings their base male instincts to the fore with cataclysmic and life-changing effects for them all.