Animated clips from the Carrion Film archive

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Grimmfest Interview (2017)

Festival director Simeon Halligan talks to Ashley Thorpe, Producer Tom Atkinson and stars Jonathan Rigby and Claire Louise Amias at this years Grimmfest premiere, October 8th 2017.

Borley Rectory Teaser trailer (2017)

Teaser Trailer for the much antiscipated feature ‘Borley Rectory’ – starring Reece Shearsmith, Jonathan Rigby, Claire Louise Amias, Annabel Bates, Nicholas Vince, Richard Strange and Steve Furst. Narrated by Julian Sands. Score by Steven Severin and sound designed by Martin Pavey. In festivals internationally from October 2017 onwards.

Borley Rectory Investors reel (2017)

Clip created to encourage Executive Producers to come on board with our production.

Borley Rectory Fangoria extended trailer (2014)

Extended trailer created exclusively for Fangoria Magazine to coincide with the launch of the Borley Rectory Indiegogo 2014.

How Reece Shearsmith & Jonathan Rigby got involved in Borley Rectory

Filmed at the British Library ‘Terror & Wonder’ exhibition Reece Shearsmith and Jonathan Rigby reveal how they came to be involved in the project.

Tanya Kirk of the British Library discusses Borley Rectory

Filmed at the British Library ‘Terror & Wonder’ exhibition curator Tanya Kirk and director Ashley Thorpe discuss the legend of Borley Rectory.

Borley Rectory Indiegogo Campaign Video (2014)

Campaign video for the 2014 Borley Rectory Indiegogo campaign to raise the remaining production budget.

Borley Rectory – Production trailer (2014)

Teaser trailer for our animated documentary ‘Borley Rectory – The most haunted house in England’. Featuring Reece Shearsmith as reporter V C Wall, Nicholas Vince as the Reverend Smith and Jonathan Rigby as famed paranormal investigator Harry Price ‘Borley Rectory’ will be an animated documentary chronicling the birth of a legend. The film will feature narration by Julian Sands and an original score by Steven Severin. The film is due for release Late 2014.


The Borley Rectory Indiegogo video (2013)

Campaign video for the Carrion Films Indiegogo campaign to raise the budget to make ‘Borley Rectory – The most haunted house in England’. The film will feature REECE SHEARSMITH, JONATHAN RIGBY as Harry Price, a narration from JULIAN SANDS and a score by STEVEN SEVERIN.

The film will be an animated documentary studying the famous haunting and apart from exploring the facts (and indeed myths) will also examine why this haunting- and tales from beyond the grave in general Рcontinue to fascinate. Production is planned to commence  in early 2014.


Carrion 101 – An introduction to Carrion Films with Fangoria Magazine

Fangoria Magazine Editor in Chief Chris Alexander gives us an introduction to the work of Ashley Thorpe and Carrion Films as part of the BORLEY RECTORY Indiegogo campaign.


The Hairy Hands – Trailer (2009)

Dartmoor: the dead of night…953 square kilometres of desolate moorland…1000 ghosts…and a fugitive racing a haunted road to meet one. ‘The Hairy Hands‘ is the fourth in the series of ‘Penny Dreadful’ animations inspired by neglected aspects of English folklore. A haunted house movie set in a moving car and based upon a genuine Dartmoor legend it draws upon such influences as Alfred Hitchcock, EC Comics and ‘The Hammer House of Horror’.¬† Features voiceover by Doug Bradley (Hellraiser).


The Screaming Skull (2008)

The Screaming Skull‘ is the third in the ‘Penny Dreadful’ series of animations. Set after the First world war, it’s a gothic story of ancestral anxieties, hereditary madness and ghosts that won’t be put to rest. Drawing upon such influences as M.R James and the Amicus movies of the 1970’s, ‘The Screaming Skull‘ is a quintessential British horror film.
The film was nominated Best UK Short Film at Raindance 2009 and won Best Animation at Sydney’s ‘Night of Horror’.


Scayrecrow (2008)

Scayrecrow’ is a short animation that evokes the 19th century penny dreadfuls to tell a Hammer – style romp about a ghostly Highwayman wreaking revenge on those who conspired to put him and his sweetheart in their graves. Winner of the 2009 Media Innovation Award.


‘Fantastiq’ – Animated ident (2013)

Hammer horror style animated ident commissioned for the ‘Fantastiq’ horror and fantasy festival, curated by author / journalist Tony Earnshaw.


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