“The Devil’s Stone,” the eagerly awaited new horror short film by acclaimed filmmaker Dean Midas of Willington, is set to premiere on Friday, October 13th.

Leading up to the release, Dean has unveiled an exciting addition to the cast—a legendary figure in the world of horror.

American voice actor Roger L. Jackson is the famous and very scary voice of Ghostface in the Scream franchise and he has recorded the film’s opening audio. 

Fantastic young actress, Ellie Darcey-Alden who played Lily Potter in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Franny in Doctor Who, has also recorded a cameo.

Dean said, “This is the icing on the cake and I can’t quite believe it has happened. Huge thanks to Mr Jackson for doing it. Obviously, he couldn’t be Ghostface, but once you hear the opening audio, horror fans around the world will certainly know whose voice it is.” 

The good news doesn’t end there for Dean, a recent review about The Devil’s Stone, from a top TV producer said this. 

“Dean Midas has done it again! “The Devil’s Stone is an excellent short horror film that is sure to stay with you long after you watch it. It’s a well-made film with strong performances, a great sense of atmosphere, and a simple but effective concept. If you’re a fan of horror, I highly recommend checking it out.”

All of Dean’s films are shot using mobile phones in HD quality, using local locations, actors and crew.   This has led to them gaining international recognition at several film festivals and Dean himself winning North-East Film-Maker of the Year and BBC Upload’s Film Master.  

The Devil’s Stone is the central feature of the landscaped area outside the council offices in the centre of Crook. It is thought to be over 10,000 years old and called the Devil’s Stone because it is said if you run seven times around it, the devil himself will appear.

Dean’s take on the legend will include his new horror character, Sayer Hicks, played by Wayne Thompson.

The Devil’s Stone is set to be released on Friday 13th October via Dean Midas Films YouTube, with a Premiere taking place in Durham, the night before.

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