The Northleach Horror


A short WWII/sci-fi/horror/comedy film following the exploits of deranged scientist Whitsuntide.

In the explosive midst of WWII, linguist Enzo McWheattie is summoned to the aid of his eccentric friend Whitsuntide, a maverick scientist.

Can his latest escapade further the war effort, or at least get everybody killed in an amusing way?

Produced by Plum Films in partnership with SFTN and Creative Scotland,

Co-written by David Cairns and Alex Livingstone and directed by David, THE NORTHLEACH HORROR is a first look into the mad world of maverick scientist, Whitsuntide.


Director: David Cairns

Writers: David Cairns & Alex Livingstone

Producer: Plum Films & David Jack

Director of Photography: Minttu Maari Mäntynen

Production Designer: Tom Sayer



Freddie Fox as Whitsuntide

Steven McNicoll as McWheattie

Gavin Mitchell as Brabazon



Bucheon International Fantastic Film Fest, Glasgow Short Film Fest, Bonebat Comedy of Horrors Film Festival, Supernova, Manchester, Cryptshow, Barcelona, Horrible Imaginings, Another Hole in the Head, Cromarty Film Festival