The Blue Door is exclusively premiering on Gunpowder & Sky’s horror brand, ALTER on Thursday, May 30th

This Thursday, May 30, Gunpowder & Sky’s new horror brand ALTER, will be releasing Paul Taylor’s BAFTA-nominated sci-fi thriller, The Blue Door, starring Gemma Whelan (“Game of Thrones”, “The End of the F***ing World”).

A district nurse (Gemma Whelan) is assigned a new patient living alone in a dilapidated bungalow. The nurse soon discovers that her dying patient, and the home she inhabits, are hiding a dark secret.

A note from The Blue Door’s writer and producer, Megan Pugh:

With The Blue Door we wanted to tell an original and gripping story that put performance front and center and earned its scares through solid, elegant film-making. The pace of the film is designed to increase exponentially, starting as a gentle tip toe and building to a blood thumping sprint.

Having no dialogue created a tension of its own, the challenge was sustaining that and letting the suspense build to a satisfying and nerve jangling finale.

For the environmentally conscious: The Blue Door is not just a horror short. It is the first of its kind. A 9 minute film, which showcases a beautiful set made from entirely recycled and up-cycled materials. Even the props and costumes were ecologically sourced, using both previous film and TV sets including local charity shops and thrift markets.  The Blue Door proves just what can be achieved through sustainability and yet still provide a great drop back to a unique film.


ALTER, a division of global content studio Gunpowder & Sky, is a new horror brand for novel stories exploring the human condition through warped perspectives.

Giving voice to emerging, diverse and established filmmakers, ALTER’s owned and operated channel is distributed across YouTube and Facebook where two short films or series are released each week. In addition to curating and distributing award-winning content, ALTER develops unique stories with some of the most innovative minds in the genre through its ALTER Studio projects – which are not bound to a particular platform or format.

Recent releases include the official 2018 Sundance Film Festival selection, Summer of 84, the thriller directed by RKSS (“Turbo Kid”); CAM (in partnership with Blumhouse), winner of Best Screenplay at this year’s Fantasia Festival, which was acquired by Netflix; and Goodnight, Gracie from Stellan Kendrick, one of ALTER’s first exclusive premieres.

Projects currently in development include “50 States of Fear”, in partnership with Executive Producer Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Spiderman) and DIGA Studios (MTV’s Scream). The anthology is the first announced series for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new mobile video startup, Quibi.

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