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By Lisa Barbour
Annan and Eskdale
Halloween premiere for zombie flick

THE RED carpet will be rolled out in Gretna this weekend as the border town hosts a glitzy film screening.

HALLOWEEN HORROR . . . Sam Hampson will launch his film ‘Bad Blood’ at a special screening in Gretna tomorrow

For film buff Sam Hampson will be showcasing his zombie flick Bad Blood for the first ever time in the Anvil Hall tomorrow evening at 7 pm.
The 23-year-old, whose parents own the popular wedding venue, assembled a team of
local extras as well as family and friends as he set to work filming the 80-minute production almost three years ago.
And the university student, who is in his final year of studying film and television production, is also looking forward to welcoming Sky television presenter Andrew Oliver – who has recently interviewed filmstar Robert De Niro – to the Halloween premiere.

Outlining his vision for the production, which will be released under his Infinity Films label, Sam said: “An American company has expressed interest in the film and I’m in talks with them just now about releasing it on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
“It is still an action-packed story but what started as a small project is now a lot bigger
– but I wouldn’t change anything about it.
“I think you will always look back and think you could have done better but I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved.”
And while not ruling out a sequel, Sam is now eyeing a move to the Manchester area after completing his studies with the hope of securing a job in film or television.
He is especially grateful to his lecturers, family and fiancée Chloe Radford for all their support and adds that he is indebted to the many townspeople who assisted in the early days of filming.
Encouraging people to come along to the screening, which will be in aid of the British
Heart Foundation, Sam added: “I hope people come along as it’s something a bit different for the area. If people don’t want to go out trick or treating this Halloween
this is another way they can all get together and enjoy a film.”

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