Panic Button – The Movie
Panic Button is an acclaimed horror/thriller from Movie Mogul Films, Directed by Chris Crow, Produced by John Shackleton, Screenplay by Frazer Lee with co-writers John Shackleton, David Shillitoe and Chris Crow. It stars Scarlett Alice Johnson, Jack Gordon, Michael Jibson, Elen Rhys and Joshua Richards. The film World Premiered at Film4 Frightfest London 2011 and has screened at global Film Festivals including Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF). Panic Button is distributed on DVD and BluRay in the UK by Showbox, and in the USA/rest of world by Phase 4 Films – VOD screenings include Sky Movies Box Office (UK), Comcast (USA) and many more.
Official website: www.panicbuttonmovie.com
Four young people win a competition of a lifetime; Jo (Scarlett Alice Johnson – Adulthood), Max (Jack Gordon – Heartless) Gwen (Elen Rhys – Season Of The Witch) and Dave (Michael Jibson – Cemetery Junction) are heading off on an all expenses paid trip to New York courtesy of the social network site All2gethr.com . As they board the private jet, they are asked to relinquish their mobile phones and take part in the in-flight entertainment – a new online gaming experience.
Once airborne the games begin, and it soon becomes evident through a series of twisted and sickening tasks, that the passengers mystery host knows far more than they ever dared imagine, but are they all as innocent as they seem?
Trapped 30,000 feet in the air and with no escape, the four find themselves set on a horrific course, forcing them to play for their lives and leading to a gruesome and bloody twist. A breathless psychological horror film for the 21st century, when you live your life online, there is no Esc…
“The best British horror in years” ☆☆☆☆ (Adam Stephen Kelly, Ain’t It Cool News)
“The Social Network of Shocks” ☆☆☆☆ (Alan Jones, Film4 Frightfest)
“This is British horror at its bloody best” ☆☆☆☆ (Sky Movies)
“Nail-bitingly terrifying” ☆☆☆☆☆ (Abertoir Film Festival)
“Just excellent” ☆☆☆☆ (Screenjabber)
“Totally terrifying!” (Billy Chainsaw, Shock Horror)
“an intense & twisted story that may make you think twice about what you post, poke & like online” (Wicked Horror)
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Panic Button – The Novel
Movie novelization by Frazer Lee
based upon the screenplay ‘Panic Button’ by Frazer Lee, John Shackleton, David Shillitoe & Chris Crow
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Four young people win a trip of a lifetime to New York, courtesy of their favorite social-networking website – All2gethr.com. On board the private jet, they are invited to take part in the in-flight entertainment – a new online gaming experience. But this is no ordinary game. Trapped at 30,000 feet and forced to play for their lives and the lives of their loved ones by their mysterious captor, they are about to learn that putting your life online can have deadly offline consequences…
In Panic Button, Frazer Lee explores timely fears about online privacy and security, cyber bullying and identity theft. Based upon the screenplay of the film praised as “The Social Network of shocks” by FrightFest’s Alan Jones, this taut thriller holds a mirror up to our plugged-in society – and compels us to peer behind the online personas that hide our true selves.
Praise for ‘Panic Button’ – the novel:
“A chilling commentary on the modern phenomenon of social media…I highly recommend reading this book, after which you really should go and see the film as well” (Jim McLeod, Ginger Nuts of Horror)
“More than competes with anything the creators of the original Saw could dream up” (Hellnotes)
“Frazer Lee explores the real dangers of putting our lives online and, through his characters, shows the real-life consequences of cyber-bullying, privacy, identity theft and the dangers of hiding behind the internet”
(Malysa Stratton Louk, Digital Journal)
This is an intelligent and propulsive book, pressing all the right buttons – panic or otherwise – as a standalone piece of fiction even if you’ve not seen the movie version”
(Paul Mount, Starburst Magazine)