The Orchard End Murder (1980) - coming soon to BFI Flipside

by: BFI     Published on: 04 July 2017

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The latest Flipside is this newly remastered rarity from the days of the horror double bill, available on Dual Format Edition Blu-ray and DVD from 24 July 2017 latest release from BFI Flipside is this newly remastered rarity – one of a series of British ‘mini-features’ that shocked UK cinemas audiences during the 1970s and early-80s.Set in an idyllic-looking Kent village in the 1960s, a young woman has a strange encounter with a stationmaster and his oddball assistant (played by BBC TV Casualty’s Clive Mantle). Things turn even more sinister when she is followed back through an apple orchard.Written and directed by Christian Marnham and shot by Pete Walkers’ regular cameraman Peter Jessop, The Orchard End Murder is a tense and shockingly violent portrayal of the English village life.Also include The Showman, Marnham’s 1970 short documentary about the circus showman, Wally Shufflebottom Jr.Watch more on the BFI Player: us on Twitter: us on Facebook: us on Google+: