Sophie Skelton (Outlander); Stuart Brennan (Risen); Brett Hart (WWE)
Stuart Brennan, Gareth Wiley
Psychological Thriller / Horror
Returning to an eerily empty hotel, actress Rose Hepburn finds herself suspended in an old freight elevator on the twelfth floor with an unwanted companion.
Awards / Screenings
Premiered at Freightfest 2022
"Director Steve Johnson uses the dramatic irony implicit in its title and in subtle gestures and comments by Daniel to set the viewer on edge."
Spectrum Culture: Josh Goller, April 2023
"Director Steve Johnson works the confined space of this thriller brilliantly, conveying its claustrophobia while never becoming burdensome to the viewer. Johnson works from a tightly written script from Chris Watt, one that slowly increases in intensity largely through dialogue exchanges alone."
The Holo Files: George Bate & Josh Reilly B, April 2023
"Director Steve Johnson uses his extensive experience as a cinematographer to great effect. Johnson cuts to the elevator shaft and continually switches lighting. It's all very realistic and believable."
Movie Web: Julian Roman, March 2023
"Director Steve Johnson gives us the chance to think that either one of them could be the stalker, both of them seem like they’re rather shady."
Film Inquiry: Crockett Houghton, March 2023
"Committed performances from the two leads and some stylish visual flourishes from director Steve Johnson."
Total Film Magazine: Anton Van Beek, October 2022
"Johnson ramps the tension, creating a claustrophobic atmosphere that builds to a dramatic conclusion."
Starburst Magazine: Martin Unsworth, August 2022
"Written by Chris Watt and directed by Steve Johnson, Stalker does well to keep the interest up in a necessarily static situation, with both leads grandstanding when necessary – then underplaying to take the edge off the melodrama."
Kim Newman: August 2022
"Stalker is easily the best “Elevated Horror” of 2022. Delivering riveting performances that draw the audience in and become invested in their survival. Skelton in particular embodies her character’s final girl spirit to deliver an exciting twist on the Scream Queen formula. Impressively marshalled by director Steve Johnson, Stalker elevates its simple premise to deliver a taut, tense, terrific thriller."
Flickfeast: Dallas King, August 2022
"Director Johnson delivers a slow burn thriller whose tension can rise and fall over the course of a couple of lines. Both leads delivering spectacular performances. Stalker refuses to be forgotten."
Moving Picture Film Club: Lindsay Dawson, August 2022
"Two of the best performances of the festival [Frightfest 2022]. Stalker also allows Skelton to shed her Outlander counterpart and play someone thoroughly modern. Stalker is masterfully intense and elegantly constructed."
The Hollywood News: Kat Hughes, August 2022
"Director Steve Johnson, working from a razor-sharp screenplay by Chris Watt, keeps the questions and suspense building at a steady clip as Stalker heads toward its unnerving climax. The film boasts imaginative shots from Johnson and cinematographer Simon Stolland that keep the visuals engaging"
Scariest Things: August 2022
"Johnson wrings the situation for tension."
Horror Cult Films: David Smith, August 2022