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U.K. Creature Feature WALKING AGAINST THE RAIN Reveals First-Look Stills

The Grue-Crew members love a good monster movie, and it looks like we have one coming our way from the U.K. Walking Against the Rain from first-time feature director Scott Lyus has entered its post-production stage, and the filmmakers have released a few images to whet our fright-fare appetites. Following is the official press announcement.

The apocalyptic monster road movie Walking Against the Rain has entered post-production. 

Directed by Scott Lyus, making his feature film debut, the graphic tale of two strangers navigating their way through a barren landscape was shot in fifteen days in locations including Kirklinton Hall & Gardens, Eden Valley Railway and Lake Buttermere.

Lyus’s UK-produced film, which he also wrote, stars Cruel Summer’s Reece Douglas, newcomer Sophia Eleni, Johnny Vivash (Book of Monsters) and James Swanton as monster creation “The Forsaken.”

The Forsaken creature design was created by renowned SFX artist Dan Martin (Host, Lords of Chaos).

Synopsis: Set six months after a biblical plague has fallen upon the world, Walking Against the Rain tells the story of two strangers, Tommy (Reece Douglas) and Blair (Sophia Eleni), who are navigating their way across a barren landscape in a desperate attempt to find each other. With their only form of communication being two soon-to-die battery operated radio mics and with a new evil in the shape of “The Forsaken” tracking them down, they must learn to confront loss and rediscover a trust in humanity. Or die.

Co-producers and long-term collaborators Scott Lyus and Chris Nials have created several successful short films, including Silently Within Your Shadow, Echoes of the Passed and, most recently, the multi award winning Black Mass

Lyus commentated: “Production on Walking Against the Rain was a dream come true. The crew delivered above and beyond, with the cast bringing each character to life in breath-taking ways. I got to work with some of the most talented people in indie film, with everyone pulling in the same direction to create a unique and spellbinding monster movie. I cannot wait to put the film together and unleash it upon the world.”

Walking Against the Rain is a Crossroad Pictures production, written and directed by Scott Lyus. The film is produced by Scott Lyus, with Line Producer Chris Nails and Assistant Producer Mel Morley. The film is executive produced by Malcolm Winter and Monika Gergelova of M & M Film Productions and funded by Red Rock Entertainment.

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 "Phantom of the Movies VideoScope" print magazine and the websites Gruesome Magazine, Diabolique Magazine, Ghastly Grinning, The Scariest Things, Horror Fuel, and When It Was Cool. He is a co-host of the "Decades of Horror: The Classic Era" and "Uphill Both Ways" podcasts. Joseph has also written for “Scream” magazine, "Filmfax" magazine, “SQ Horror” magazine, and the websites That's Not Current an HorrorNews.net. He 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.
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 "Phantom of the Movies VideoScope" print magazine and the websites Gruesome Magazine, Diabolique Magazine, Ghastly Grinning, The Scariest Things, Horror Fuel, and When It Was Cool. He is a co-host of the "Decades of Horror: The Classic Era" and "Uphill Both Ways" podcasts. Joseph has also written for “Scream” magazine, "Filmfax" magazine, “SQ Horror” magazine, and the websites That's Not Current an HorrorNews.net. He 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.