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A Spiritualist Medium agrees to help a grieving widower figure out why his daughter has developed a daylight phobia.


Mark MacNicol


Mark MacNicol & Iain Miller


Genres: Horror, Drama
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English
Release Date: August 19, 2022
Runtime: 1 Hour 23 Minutes


"My intention with DREADED LIGHT was to create a feature film that could be considered to be both a horror/drama but also at least an attempt to be authentic in the way it explores the theme of life after physical death. During my extensive research in the field every Spiritualist I met told me they had never seen a feature film that conveyed their beliefs in terms of paranormal/spirit elements. In fact they usually avoided them because they found them so offensive. I was met with suspicion and some even refused to speak to me in anticipation of this film being as offensive to them as the others in the paranormal horror sub-genre. I've tried to cater for fans of horror/drama and also the Spiritualist community. 

I didn't even know Spiritualism existed as a recognised religion before I started this project. I went on to discover that they have 300+ churches in the UK alone. I hope some of them see the film. While I know not all of them will like it (just like not all horror/drama fans will like it). I hope as many as possible will believe me when I say that this is my best effort attempt to reflect their beliefs with respect and in an authentic and non offensive way."


Mark is a Writer Director and Producer based in Glasgow. In his work with CCC ( he explores ways film and theatre can be used to help people in justice system and in recovery. Mark graduated with a Masters degree in writing for screen from GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY. Written, Directed and Produced several stage plays across the UK. Written two novels COCONUT BADGER & FINN MCCOOL RISES. Also founded the monthly new writing workshop STAGE TO PAGE. Mark is passionate about tax subsidised theatre attendance from creatively excluded postcodes.

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