Cold Light of Day (1989)

UK,
79m 33s [expanded from 31m 54s]
colour
English

A British horror film directed by Fhiona Louise.

Plot Summary

When are called to the London home of Jorden March, they find body parts stuffed in a drain. Under questioning, March confesses to a string of brutal murders of young gay men he picked up and lured back to his flat. Based on the true crimes of Dennis Nielsen.

Credits

Crew
Director: Fhiona Louise
© Creative Artists Inc. 1989
Creative Artists Incorporated presents a Richard Driscoll production of a Fhiona Louise film
Producer: Richard Driscoll
Production Manager: Kate Bamber
Writer: Fhiona Louise
Asst Director: Richard Bird
Director of Photography/Camera Operator: Nigel Axworthy
Camera Asst/Focus Puller: George Mercourts
Second Camera Asst: Julian Court
Gaffer: Dean Bye
Best Boy: Carlos Downie
Grip: Andy Hickman
Editor: Leroy Stamps
Asst Editor: Lee Bye
Processing by: Technicolor
Music: Paul Stuart Davies
Floor Recordist: Paul Stuart Davies
Boom Operator: Nick Barlay
Dubbing Mixer: Ian Tapp
Sound by: Anvil
Dubbing at: TVI
Wardrobe: Nurit Jacobs
Make Up: Pilar Leon
Wigs Supplied by: Wig Specialities
Special Effects/Prosphetics [sic]: Pilar Leon, Suzi Wright
Titles by: Plume Partners
Art Direction/Production Designer: Ski Newton
Construction by: Packload
Construction Manager: Terry Phillips
Producer's Asst: Sarah Ramsay
Drivers: David Owen, Joe Owen, Joseph Owen
Catering: Thames Valley Catering
Financial Consultants: J.E.B. Enterprises
Publicity Handled by: Kevin Bird
Lights by: Rank Strand
Shot at Bray Film Studios and on location in London
Location Manager: Kate Bamber
Special Thanks to: Ian Lake of Rank Strand; Jim & Chris of Van Diemen Films; Tony Bagley of Bray Film Studio
For those too sensitive for this world – Fhiona

Cast
Bob Flag (Jorden March)
Martin Byrne Quinn (Joe)
Geoffrey Greenhill (Chief Inspector Simmons)
Mark Hawkins (young man)
Andrew Edmans (Stephen)
Jackie Cox (Julie Stay)
Bill Merrow (Albert Green)
Clare King (prostitute)
Paul Jay (grandfather)
Debbie Manship (mother)
Gary Ewell (young Jorden)
Lol Coxhill (priest)
Joe Owen (Detective Taylor)
Carlos Downie (pick up in cafe)
Malcolm Rogers (forensic officer)
Ken Say (police officer 1)
John Baxter (police officer 2)
Louis Hausler (rent boy)
Paul McLaine (Dyno Rod man)

References

Periodicals

  • New Musical Express 4 August 1990 p.21 – review (by Mark Kermode)
  • What's on in London 1 August 1990 p.75 – illustrated review (by Mansel Stimpson)

Newspapers

  • The Guardian 1 August 1990 p.36 – interview with Fhiona Louise (The killer and the blonde movie brat by Pete May)

Books

  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.271
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.88