Are you a big horror movie fan, that shows no fear in the face of blood and thrilling suspense?
Well, new independent film Brackenmore, produced by Catherine Laine, who lives in Paddington, may be the film for you.
After the untimely death of an uncle she never knew she had, lead character Kate is forced to return to her ancestral home, a tiny rural village in the South of Ireland.
Soon after her arrival she meets Tom, a mysterious young local who helps her to rediscover her long-neglected roots and forget about the anxieties of her life in London.
But the longer Kate stays in Brackenmore, the more she begins to realise that the eccentricities of its self-protective residents, suspicious of any newcomers, may be more ominous than she first thought...
getwestlondon spoke to Catherine Laine, Caragh Lake Films co-founder and producer, all about the film, its strong female lead, and its gorgeous Irish setting.
Ms Laine said: "Brackenmore is a story of festering family history and old traditions. It weaves together the exploration of occult ritual with complex human relationships.
"It was also shot completely on location in Southern Ireland, so the scenery itself is pretty exceptional!
"My Dad is originally from Ireland and I was brought up hearing about the Irish ghost stories of The Banshee. They were terrifying! And I'd always be so surprised when my English friends would say they'd never heard of the Banshee before!
"It was then that I realised that the tale needed to be told... This film is basically the beginning of the Banshee, how she came about."
Promoting strong female leads
The film, which boasts a talented production crew and a strong female lead character, aims to promote female leads and female filmmakers in the horror genre.
Ms Laine said: "I feel in most horror films, the female characters can come across as a bit pathetic.
"In Brackenmore, our female lead fights back! She gives back just as much as what she gets. She is a strong character and you are rooting for her right till the end.
"I definitely think there will be a growth [in female leads] in the coming years. It's become quite a big topic recently and a lot of noise has been made, so it's not something that can be ignored.
"There are also some very strong female film makers out there doing exceptionally well, so it can be achieved."
The film was completed a few months ago, and the crew, including Catherine Laine, have been working to screen Brackenmore at film events across the country.
The movie will be premiering in the UK at Yorkshire's The Bram Stoker International Film Festival this October.
Ms Laine said: "We had our Irish cast and crew screening last month and had some great feedback. People seem to like the suspense and unpredictable nature of the film, no-one knowing what was going to happen, and kept on their toes until the very end.
"We also got excellent feedback about the films score; we were lucky to have a brilliant composer working with us throughout the editing process and he really seems to have captured the Irish folk music mixed with some disturbing sounds to heighten the horror moments."
The film will be coming to London for a special Halloween screening, where lucky members of the public can bag their tickets and prepare for the fright of their lives.
Ms Laine said: "Our UK Premiere is happening at the Bram Stoker Film Festival which runs from October 26 to October 30. They showcase 35 scary feature films and had over 1,000 submissions this year so we are over the moon about being selected!
"We are having a preview screening at The Century Club in Soho on Halloween night in which the UK cast and crew will be viewing the finished film for the first time.
"The club will also have a number of tickets up for grabs. More details will be announced on our official Facebook page."
For more information about Brackenmore or London screenings, please visit the Brackenmore Facebook page.