"A classic showdown between urban interlopers and murderous backwoods natives in the grand tradition of Straw Dogs, Deliverance or The Wicker Man" The Hollywood reporter
"The gradual escalation of omens is well managed, as two young, frisky, Not-overtly-sensitive Londoners are spooked in their new Scottish home by Pig-masked stalkers who evoke Ils (2006) or Strangers (2008)"
Sight and Sound
"A very beautiful piece of work, despite the violence that lies within it…a stunning visual work on such a small budget" Horrortalk
"A home invasion thriller with heaps of anxiety-inducing moments and a top-notch lead actress" Bloody Disgusting
‘‘Authentic set-up gives us a couple to root for…it’s a decent watch for the genre, with suspense and a promising turn from rising star McIntosh" The Guardian
"A fierce, atmospheric thriller… Halligan delivers a relentless barrage of thrills" Bloody Disgusting
"Staged with intense, hide-and-shrieky skill" Empire Magazine
"Maintains a level of tension that is as distressing as it is overwhelming…resulting in shredded nerves and long-held breath" HorrorAsylum
Watch WHTE SETTLERS for free on AMAZON PRIME in the UK.
It’s Ed and Sarah’s first night at their new home, an isolated farmhouse. This should be a new beginning away from their stressful London lives. And at first it is; come sunset they fall in love all over again as they wander in the beautiful Scottish landscape. But as darkness falls, Sarah suspects they’re not alone, Ed goes to investigate and quickly, the evening becomes a nightmare. It suddenly dawns on them; they do not belong here. And they’re certainly not welcome….
WHITE SETTLERS was released theatrically in the UK in 2014, and is now available to purchase on DVD and VOD platforms. The film was released in the US under the title THE BLOOD LANDS in 2015.
"White Settlers is a film to be admired for its simplicity and ability to strike a tempered balance between suspense and violence" Hey u Guys
WHITE SETTLERS won best cinematography at SCREAMFEST LA in 2014.