Await Further Instructions, the new British thriller from Trinity Filmed Entertainment, has now opened in British theaters….but for the rest of us, it’s also on demand.

It’s Christmas Day, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring….due to some kind of unspecified apocalyptic event. Nuclear strike? Alien invasion? Zombie attack? All the Milgram family knows is, the outside of their house is covered in something weird and they’re not venturing outside. But the real danger may be indoors. Their only window to the outside world is their TV, but the broadcasts are doing something weird to their brains…

Await Further Instructions stars Sam Gittins, Neerja Naik, Grant Masters, Abigail Cruttenden, Kris Saddler, Holly Weston and David Bradley. It was directed by Johnny Kevorkian, who previously directed The Disappeared, and Jock Tarlig, who served as a producer on God’s Own Country.

Critics approve of the movie’s satirical scares, with The New York Times commenting that Await Further Instructions “will leave you wobbly for days” and Starburst Magazine calling it “Perfect Anti-Christmas viewing” (take that how you will). Await Further Instructions awaits you on VOD today.

It’s Christmas Day and the dysfunctional Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside their door, but what exactly – an industrial accident, a terrorist attack, a nuclear war? All their limited information now comes from the television. But as the ominous gogglebox exerts an ever more sinister grip on their psyches, their terrified paranoia escalates into bloody carnage.