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Thursday 21 October 2021

New Horror Film Inspired By Mysterious Spate Of Deaths In Sussex Opens In Cinemas This Month

Set in a coastal town in 1970s England, Barun Rai and the House on the Cliff tells the story of a young couple who move in to their dream house in a sleepy village, unbeknownst to a supernatural force gripping the area and leading to a mysterious spate of suicides.

Perplexed and alarmed by the high rate of unexplained deaths, the pair seek answers from Detective Barun Rai – a specialist investigator famed for unravelling paranormal crimes.

Though fictionalised, the film is in fact inspired by the Beachy Head landmark in East Sussex, close to Eastbourne. 

The cliff is the highest chalk sea cliff in the UK – 531ft above sea level – attracting thousands of tourists a year. 

However the cliff also has infamous notoriety for being the site of many tragic deaths, the majority of which are put down to suicide. 

The UK media have frequently reported on the unusual spate of deaths by the cliffs, including ten in one fortnight back in 2018.


Barun Rai and the House on the Cliff revolves around a gifted Parapsychologist Detective who has the power to see what the regular eye cannot – giving audiences a glimpse into the dark paranormal power tormenting the fictional town of Covid's Head. 

Speaking ahead of the cinema release, Producer-Director Sam Bhattacharjee said: 

"We are so excited to see the reaction to this movie and have such high expectations for audiences who are looking to enjoy a particularly dark and chilling psychological horror this Halloween.

"We have a talented cast on screen and an equally talented team behind the production. 

"We're looking forward to seeing Barun Rai contact the other world on the big screen."

Barun Rai and the House on the Cliff is out nationwide in cinemas on Friday 29th October. 

by: Mike Cobley




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