The Owlman is rapidly becoming a modern day fright icon. After making his screen debut in 2013s sublime Gothic chiller Lord of Tears, he has since found success as a public prankster and star of several viral Youtube videos which have captured the public’s imagination and garnered mainstream media attention. However, the realms of horror cinema is his real playground, and this year he’ll be gracing our screens once again in The Owlman: Chapter 2, also known as The Black Gloves.

Set in the 1940s, the film follows a psychologist who is obsessed with the disappearance of a patient, and the strange owl-headed entity that stalked her dreams. His investigations lead him to a troubled ballerina who is convinced that the mysterious owl from his patient’s dreams may not be the stuff of nightmares after all. A mystery full of twists and turns ensues, where nightmares and reality intersect, and an ancient creature makes its presence felt.

The Owlman: Chapter 2 was written by Sarah Daly and directed by Lawrie Brewster, and features a stellar cast spearheaded by Macarena Gómez (Shrew’s Nest, Dagon) and Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser) as well as Hex Studios regulars Alexandra Nicole Hulme and Jamie Scott-Gordon.

In the meantime, you can head on over to Hex Studio’s Youtube channel for regular horror and fantastical-themed content, including films, trailers, fun prank videos, and regular Creepypasta stories. The company recently acquired an old church to use as a studio, so expect lots more scare fare going forward. They have Hammer-sized ambitions and are arguably the most exciting thing to happen to UK horror since those glory days. 

The Owlman: Chapter 2

We’ll have more updates on The Owlman: Chapter 2/The Black Gloves as we get them, but it’s slated for a release date this spring. That said, if you want to grab a copy, you can pre-order it here. The film has already garnered rave reviews from its festival run, but if you’ve seen Lord of Tears or The Unkindness of Ravens then you already know that Brewster, Daly and the gang are the real deal — striving for originality and delivering it in spades — so you can count on this being one of the year’s best genre offerings.