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Sawney: Flesh of Man

Sawney: Flesh of Man
  • 3 stars
  • 2012
  • UK
  • Directed by: Ricky Wood
  • Written by: Rick Wood
  • Cast: David Hayman, William Houston, Gavin Mitchell

Hayman plays one of Sawney Bean's modern day ancestors, picking up victims across Scotland before taking them back to his lair where he and his clan torture and eat them. The low budget shows through at times but it’s a solidly entertaining film and Hayman makes a great cinematic villain. It never takes itself too seriously with a wicked sense of humour right up to the blood-soaked final showdown.

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Sawney: Flesh of Man

26 Feb 20133 stars

The cannibal horror was screened as part of Glasgow Film Festival's 2013 Frightfest strand

There was a sneaky bonus before the screening of Sawney with the world premiere of Spencer Estabrook’s short The Hunt (●●●●), a nicely comedic concise monster movie that begs the question who’s hunting who? Sawney played well to the Scottish crowd.

Director Ricky Wood discusses David Hayman-starring horror Sawney: Flesh of Man

19 Feb 2013

The film is a modern retelling of the legend of Scottish cannibal Sawney Bean

Sawney: Flesh of Man is a new horror film based on the life of Sawney Bean, the infamous head of a Scottish cannibal clan who robbed and ate travellers in the 15th or 16th century. Starring David Hayman in the title role director Ricky Wood has brought…

FrightFest 2013 programme highlights

17 Jan 2013

The directors of the horror film festival talk us though 2013’s Glasgow Film Festival line-up

FrightFest has rapidly become one of the most popular events at the Glasgow Film Festival, selling out way in advance. This year will be no exception especially when you take a look at the line-up of horror they have prepared. Plus the small fact that a…

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