Gerard Johnson's UK horror-drama Tony has been selected as a special screening for the Slamdance Film Festival which runs January 21-28 in Park City Utah. The film has been getting a decent buzz since it's screening at the Edinburgh International Film Festival earlier this year.

Gerard Johnson returns to the grim landscape of London's underbelly after his short film Mug, with Peter Ferdinando in the title role as Tony. The film also stars Ricky Grover, George Russo and Francis Pope. From IMDb:

"A week in the life of a lonely psycho-killer with severe social problems and an unfashionable moustache, Tony is a darkly comic take on the horror/killer genre. Peter Ferdinando plays our eponymous anti-hero as a nervous and misunderstood loser, unemployable and on state funded job-seeker allowance for 20 years, but prone to sudden acts of extreme violence against anyone who might torment him."

I feel twinges of American Psycho and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, which is certainly ok by me. Judging from this glowing review of the film on Quiet Earth's website, I think we may have a gem on our hands.

British Post-punk melody makers The The will be doing the soundtrack, which should be out in January. Matt Johnson is guaranteed to dish up something interesting so I'm looking forward to checking it out. This will be the first album Matt has put out in a decade and his first full length soundtrack.

You can check out the trailer after the jump. Anyone else looking forward to this one?

CATEGORIES Movies, Horror