Hex Media Seeks New Voices in Horror for Its “For We Are Many” Anthology Film

Fright-fare filmmakers and fans alike will be pleased to hear of Hex Media’s For We Are Many horror anthology. The project will feature a large selection of horror shorts, each based on a particular demonic entity or occult theme, with an emphasis on intense horror, imaginative practical effects, and original stories. Although several names are already attached to the anthology, the Fife, Scotland-based company is also seeking new voices in the genre to contribute to the project.

Hex Media founder Lawrie Brewster and producer Alex Harron describe For We Are Many as “a collection of original, international horror shorts inspired by demonology and the occult.” The film will feature a host of familiar names and will provide an exciting opportunity for up-and-coming filmmakers to get involved, as well. Among the directors already confirmed are FrightFest alumni Liam Regan (My Bloody  Banjo), Brad Watson (Hallow’s Eve), Katie Bonham (Mindless), genre icon Nicholas Vince (best known for his roles as the Chattering Cenobite in Hellraiser and Kinski in Nightbreed), and Frank Woodward (writer of Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort).

Hex Media founder Lawrie Brewster (center)

“We are deeply passionate about seeking out new talent in the horror genre, and helping to provide a platform for those with creative aspirations,” said Lawrie Brewster. “Plenty of extremely talented filmmakers are putting out great short content, only for it to languish on YouTube. We thought that, with a little support and collaboration, we could instead give directors the opportunity to be part of something bigger that we hope can act as a springboard for their careers –  and make something pretty amazing and unique in the process.”

Hex Media, well known for the atmospheric Lord of Tears  (2013) and the recent festival favorite The Unkindness of Ravens  (2016),  has big ambitions, with another two films currently in post-production. For We Are Many is an extension of their goal to produce truly independent, fiercely original horror.

Producer Alex Harron (second from left)

Hex Media will also distribute the film, adding it to the growing catalogue of their fledgling distribution wing and building on the success of their combined VOD/Special Edition model. The film is set for release in Spring 2018.

Filmmakers who want to get involved with For We Are Many should head over to Hex Media’s website at https://hexmedia.tv for more information on the project and how to be part of it.

Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry fell in love with horror films as a preschooler when he first saw the Gill-Man swim across the TV screen in "The Creature from The Black Lagoon" and Mothra battle Godzilla in "Godzilla Vs. The Thing.” His education in fright fare continued with TV series such as "The Twilight Zone" and "Outer Limits," along with legendary northern California horror host Bob Wilkins’ "Creature Features." His love for silver age and golden age comic books, including horror titles from Gold Key, Dell, and Marvel started around age 5.

He is a contributing writer for the "Phantom of the Movies VideoScope" and “Drive-In Asylum” print magazines and the websites Horror Fuel, Diabolique Magazine, The Scariest Things, B&S About Movies, and When It Was Cool. He is a co-host of the "Uphill Both Ways" pop culture nostalgia podcast and also writes for its website. Joseph occasionally proudly co-writes articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right.

A former northern Californian and Oregonian, Joseph has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.