On The Cusp, Longlist - Lockdown

Supermarket Riots

James Chappell

Photoplay Films

This year the events surrounding the pandemic have shown us that pedestrian spaces like supermarkets can become sites of charged tension and horror. 'Supermarket Riots' is my response to the hysteria in the media surrounding panic buying filtered through a 80's horror aesthetic. This is my passionate love letter to VHS nasties - 'The Blob', 'The Ring', and 'Poltergeist' as they convene in the aisles for 'The Rocky Horror COVID Show'. Please don't sit too close to the TV.