Rose Williams, Emma Rigby, Charlie Carrick, Paul Antony-Barber, Amy Beth Hayes, Diveen Henry
Great Britain, early 1970s. A young girl is employed at a children’s hospital and forced to take the night shift. It wouldn’t be anything unusual if it weren’t for the fact that the hospital, like the whole city, has recurring power problems. So the rookie nurse is left alone, in the dark, in a gigantic building where something terrifying lurks.
Compared to blockbuster horror films overloaded with special effects, The Power Supply seems subdued and outdated. That’s where its charm lies – Corinna Faith, making her feature debut, brilliantly manages to create dread with the use of darkness, silence and the architecture of a large hospital. Her film harkens back to a time when horror films didn’t chase each other in the number of jump scares per minute and relied on consistently building an atmosphere of danger. However, Supply boasts an extremely topical plot context, which refers back to the problems of the treatment of children by state and church officials.