British action-thriller Tower Block made its UK debut as the closing film of the Film4 FrightFest over the weekend, and went down brilliantly.

We caught the first poster back in July, and with its release here now less than a month away, Lionsgate have released the excellent first trailer.

“Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil. When Jimmy is brutally murdered by two hooded figures, Becky, Kurtis, Neville and the other residents of the Serenity House tower block are witnesses to the killing but, fearing retribution, are too scared to give detectives any information and the police investigation is going nowhere.

One year later, someone has decided to take justice into their own hands. Picked off one by one, the tenants of Serenity House are under threat from a mystery sniper who has set deadly traps throughout the building keeping them prisoners in their own homes.

Unsure of why they have been targeted, the group put their differences aside and undertake daring attempts to escape the building. But with every exit leading to another death, will they ever escape?”

The film stars the ever-brilliant Sheridan Smith (Two Pints of Lager), Jack O’Connell (Eden Lake, Weekender), Russell Tovey (Being Human), Ralph Brown (Killing Bono), and newcomer Kane Robinson.

James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson make their feature directorial debuts together, co-directing from a script by James Moran (Severance, Cockneys vs. Zombies).

Tower Block will be released in the UK and Ireland on 21st September. No word on if/when it will be heading across the Atlantic, but with a bit of luck, it will do a nice round of the festival circuit, gain some recognition, and then head into theatres. For now, enjoy this great first trailer, and be sure to catch the film in cinemas next month.

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