By Cosimo ALEMA'

9.99 FILMS SRL - as PROD

Horror - Development 2017

SUMMER OF '81 is a "one take" horror film taking placing during the London riots of 1981 where two young punks have to face a group of corrupt cops inside an abandoned building.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Horror, Thriller
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Cosimo ALEMA'
    • Synopsis
    • London, summer of 1981. Margaret Thatcher has recently begun her tireless, meticulous and ultimately triumphant crusade against the working classes and everything that she and the British bourgeoisie perceive as deviant. The so-called “riots” explode in Brixton, within a scenario of marginalization and an atmosphere of increasing racism. The main tool for this undeclared war is a set of laws that go under the name of the “Sus Laws”, allowing the police to search, detain and punish any citizen with up to three months of imprisonment, even only on the basis of their non-conformist clothes or the mere suspicion that they are preparing to commit a crime.
      Two young punks decide to get away from the ongoing conflicts in various parts of the city and to take refuge in a group of abandoned buildings on the outskirts of London. Their names are Shaun, about 25 years old, and June, 20 years old.
      But they don't know yet that what's inside that building is much more dangerous than the riots outside. And 80 minutes of pure fear are ahead of them.