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Overhill is a 2013 British horror thriller film, directed by Will Hutchinson and starring Lorna Beckett.[1] The story focuses on Londoner, Rebecca, who takes Overhill cottage in Pendeen as a quiet and secluded place to get her novel finished. She quickly finds that the locals know more about her than she anticipated, and peace is in short supply.

Directed byWill Hutchinson
Produced byHolly Barringer
Written byLeo Whetter
StarringLorna Beckett
Merryn Owen
Music byJoe Lewis
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom




Set and largely shot over four days in 2011 in the village of Pendeen in Cornwall, and featuring many local actors,[2] it was completed for just £600.[3]


The film had its worldwide premiere at the East End Film Festival on Thursday 27 June 2013,[4] followed by a question-and-answer session with director Will Hutchinson, writer Leo Whetter and Guardian journalist David Stubbs.[5]



  1. ^ "Frighteningly cheap: £600 horror movie stars at festival", Evening Standard, 26 June 2013, retrieved 5 July 2013.
  2. ^ Purton, Michael (13 June 2013), "£600 horror movie chosen for film festival", Gloucestershire Echo, retrieved 5 July 2013.
  3. ^ Barrie, Josh (19 June 2013), "Penwith village and its residents to appear in film premiering in London",, retrieved 5 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Overhill", East End Film Festival, retrieved 5 July 2013, A taut, impressive debut that mixes social realism with a hint of Straw Dogs, this is a film that turns on the ironic statement: Welcome To Cornwall.
  5. ^ "Questions and answers",, retrieved 5 July 2013.

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