Distribution: FrissonFilm

A lonely pensioner, Harold Gimble, is the first victim of a new neurological disease that is slowly turning him into a zombie-like state. Harold’s hermit-like existence is shaken up when a vivacious nurse, Penny Rudge, is sent along to alleviate hi stiffness. Her special massage technique word a trap on Harold and they become close friends. Harold agrees to trial a possible cure for the disease at a private institute, and the initial results are excellent. But the following day he’s in an even worse state than before, and a group of thugs turned zombie hunters, pursue Harold and Penny across the moorlands in hope of a kill.

Filmed as a mock documentary, Harold’s Going Stiff is the tale of an unorthodox friendship between an old man turning into a monster and a young none-too-bright caregiver. In its bittersweet, comic way, Harold invites reflection on society and monstrosity, taking a few swipes at the hidden agendas of social and health services along the way.
Keith Wright was born in Sheffield, England. His selected filmography as written-director includes Take me to Your Leader and a number of short film, such as Where’s Bingo Betty?, Long in the Tooth and Glitch.


Country: United Kingdom

Year: 2010

Duration: 1hr 17

Version: English, with French subtitles

Rating: 12+

Cast & Credits

Director: Keith Wright

Producer: Richard Guy

Screenplay: Keith Wright

Cinematography: Keith Wright

Editing: Keith Wright

Music: Tom Kane

Cast: Stan Rowe, Sarah Spencer, Phil