One Step Closer To Hell
Blending sci-fi, action and horror, complete with bone-crunching fight sequences, time travel and existential dread, The Ascent follows a black ops team who find themselves trapped in a terrifying, never-ending stairwell. Forced to climb or die, the group soon come face to face with their past sins in a desperate fight for survival. Directed and written by Tom Paton (Black Site, Redwood), and from the producers of Killers Anonymous and Solis, The Ascent stars Shayne Ward – star of one of the UK’s most popular TV shows, Coronation Street – alongside Toby Osmond (Game of Thrones), Sophie Austin (Call the Midwife), Alana Wallace (Black Site), Matt Malecki (Hurricane), Simon Meacock (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) and Bentley Kalu (Wonder Woman).
- “The performances, especially from lead actors Ward and Schnitzler, are fantastic.” – Starburst
- “A slice of action hokum which thrives on some nifty-yet-familiar narrative devices, but occasionally stumbles down the odd flight of stairs along the way.” – Flickering Myth
- “Stairs demonstrates Paton's passion and hunger for the science-fiction genre, and it'll be interesting to see what he can really do when he gets let loose with a much bigger budget.” – THN