Horror film Shepherd out on Blu-ray soon

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Horror film Shepherd filmed on Mull will be released on Blu-ray and digital download next month.

Shepherd stars big names Tom Hughes, Kate Dickie and Greta Scacchi.

Hughes plays Eric Black who is running from grief after the mysterious death of his wife. He takes a job as a shepherd and is trapped alone on a majestic weather-beaten island with an ominous secret.

Scottish actress Kate Dickie also stars in the eerie film Shepherd
Greta Scacchi in the acclaimed film Shepherd – made on Mull

One man’s spiralling madness meets a vengeful supernatural force. What starts as the perfect wind-swept escape becomes a race to save his sanity and his life.

Since its Premiere at BFI London Film Festival and its theatrical release in November, critics have heaped praise on the British independent title.

Total Film described the film as a ‘disturbing watch’ with ‘truly nightmarish’ visual effects. Starburst called it a ‘brooding, bleak, atmospheric nightmare that grips with ease’ and SciFiNow reviewed it as a ‘physiological horror that hauntingly portrays the madness of isolation with striking visual clarity’ and ‘not for the faint hearted’.

Film critic Mark Kermode was also full of praise for the film, awarding it his Film of the Week on his Radio 5: Live Show, lauding Kate Dickie’s ‘fantastic’ performance and the ‘eerie’ atmosphere created by filmmaker Russell Owen. ‘You can feel the cold, you can feel the loneliness, you can smell the air of the island.’

Shepherd, available on Blu-ray and Digital Download from February 21.