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Christabel Samuel

Christabel Samuel is a writer, director and editor. Having graduated from University College London with a BA in English Literature and an MA in Film Studies she is now a self-taught filmmaker, writer and perpetual learner. She won funding in 2011 for Lust in Translation and has gone on to judge at the London Film Festival, been appointed Head of Film for The Book Magazine and is currently editor-in-chief for The Spread.

Articles by Christabel Samuel

Darkness Descends

By Christabel Samuel August 6, 2014

Darkness Descends is an action film with social conscious. The plot follows documentary filmmaker Chelsea (Kinga Phillips) as she delves into New York’s suburban community. The ensemble of homeless, broken and displaced lives on the fringe of society make the bulk of her first-person interviews. Along the way she meets Jake (Frank Krueger) a grieving […]


Frank Krueger’s Darkness Descends starring Danny Trejo released into the UK Acting great Danny Trejo is joined by a stellar cast for the new action thriller Darkness Descends, starring alongside Danny are True Blood’s Darren Darnborough and NCIS; Los Angeles’ Kinga Philipps.  Actor and producer Frank Krueger created this exciting film that also features multiple EMMY […]

Frank Krueger on his Darkness

Actor Frank Krueger wrote and starred in Darkness Descends, which The Spread reviews this month. I caught up with Frank to shed some light on the darkness. What was your inspiration to write this feature? It started as a project for a screenwriting class ten years ago. I was inspired by the urban legends surrounding the […]

Exploring the Dark with Kinga Phillips

By Christabel Samuel August 4, 2014

Kinga Phillips star of Darkness Descends chats torn ligaments and social issues with The Spread… Tell us how you came to know about this project I met with Frank originally and really loved the concept and the character. With a background in journalism myself I related to Chelsea and her desire to tell this fascinating story. […]

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