Policeman discovers blood-curdling screams at Sussex Arms in Tunbridge Wells are horror film scene
A police officer stumbled
onto a film set at the Sussex Arms pub
When police received a report of blood-curdling screams from a
Tunbridge Wells pub, an officer was dispatched to the scene.
But the bobby who went to investigate in the basement of the
Sussex Arms didn't discover a bloodbath - but found himself on
the set of a horror movie!
A concerned passerby had called Kent Police to say they had
heard a woman screaming inside the closed Nevill Street venue.
The officer discovered the screams were actually from
actress Hannah Lowe - tied to a chair in the middle of the
cellar surrounded by cast and crew about to undergo the latest take
of a blowtorch torture scene.
The officer is heard to say: "Hello, is everything alright? We
had a call from a passerby saying there was a woman screaming in
He was reassured by the crew he had actually stumbled onto a
film set and thanked them for their time.
Video: The officer
attends the scene of the "crime" at the Sussex Arms
Producer Hayden West said he was not surprised the realistic
scene raised the alarm.
He said: "Hannah was screaming very loudly and because she
wasn't very well they really weren't very nice screams
"The officer popped his head in the door and asked if there were
screams, realised what was going on and left.
"I didn't really pay any attention to it, there was so much to
do, we just got back on with stuff."
Brighton-based Substantial Films were shooting the
scene last Monday afternoon as part of a campaign to raise
£30,000 for the psychological horror film Backtrack.
A Kent Police spokesman confirmed an officer from the force
visited the pub after a report from a member of the public before
realising it was a film set.
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