Epidemic lockdown inspired horror short anthology, THE ISOLATION HORRORS, is the brainchild of London, UK based multi-award-winning filmmaker Nicolai Kornum. The project sprung from the need to create material that would entertain other horror fans during the lockdown.
Produced in March and April 2020, and shot at home during isolation, THE ISOLATION HORRORS comprises of five spine-chilling shorts, by five individual filmmakers from the underground film and horror communities. Nicolai’s short “The Bloody Face Mask” weaves its way throughout the 25-minute anthology, providing a wrap for the other segments: “Goryō” (dir. Emma Dark), “Across The Landing” (dir. Richard Markworth), “Anomalous” (dir. John Whitaker), and “Ghosting Isolation” (dir. Martin W Daniels).
“After finding a bloody face mask in the street during an epidemic outbreak a concerned neighbor (Nicolai) calls his home-isolating friends to check on them. Meanwhile, the friends are experiencing their own horrors in their homes during the lockdown.”
The filmmakers collaborated remotely during production, and the short films were made under the following rules: 1 Shoot in your place of isolation; 2 Shoot on your phone; 3 Make horror films. The five filmmakers came up with their own concepts, goals, style, and expression under these rules, creating five very different horror short films, using few resources and limited technical gear available.
THE ISOLATION HORRORS will be available to watch as a YouTube scheduled premiere on Friday 24th April 2020 at 1 PM PST/4 PM EST/ 9 PM GMT, so set your calendars.
Nicolai Kornum is a London-based film director, photographer, and cinematographer behind several international multi-award winning fashion films and music videos with more than 15 million online views. Training includes European Film College, Soho Editors, London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, and more than 8 Years’ experience as 1st A.D. on Feature Films, TV-Drama, Live-TV, and Commercials.
Amongst others, Nicolai has worked with directors Lars von Trier (The House That Jack Built) & Bille August (The House of the Spirits), and with actors Joaquin Phoenix (Joker, Her), Asa Butterfield (“Sex Education”, Ender’s Game), Nicholas Hoult (Tolkien, Dark Phoenix), Andy Serkis (Venom 2, Black Panther), and Claire Danes (“Homeland”, Stardust). His international achievements include awards for Directing, Cinematography, Visual Effects, & Best Picture for his fashion films.