Friday Fright Nights: Watch They’re Outside right here!

by Natalie Kiser

A full Free Movie of the Day is posted on the JoBlo Movies YouTube channel every day of the week – but on Fridays things get a little freakier and a little more fun. Get your weekend started the right way by indulging in  Friday Fright Nights ! Every Friday, we’ll be taking a look at another genre movie you can watch in its entirety, free of charge, either on the YouTube channel linked above or in the video embed here.

This week we’re adding some frights to your Friday night with a found footage movie from the directing duo of Sam Casserly and Airell Anthony Hayles, the 2020 UK production They’re Outside . Who are the “they” in question? You’ll have to watch the movie to find that out. And don’t feel too safe just because they’re outside, because they might find a way to get you to come outside with them. Or maybe they’ll even come inside to join you. You never know what they are going to do.

They’re Outside tells the following story:

While filming a documentary about an agoraphobic woman, a celebrity psychologist is drawn into supernatural events.

They're Outside Tom Wheatley Christine Randall

Co-director Hayles also wrote the script for this movie, crafting a mythology that involves people getting trapped in an otherworldly wilderness known as the Endless Woods. So it seems quite fitting that They’re Outside stars Tom Wheatley, who got his start as a child actor providing the voice of Christopher Robin for various Winnie the Pooh projects. Wheatley used to play a character who had pals in the Hundred Acre Wood, now he’s talking about the Endless Woods.

Casserly and Hayles made some interesting choices while putting their found footage movie together, as apparently this is one of the rare found footage movies that isn’t intended to trick the audience into thinking these events really happened. It’s tough to buy into the reality of this footage when one of the characters is played by Emily Booth, who not only has over a dozen other horror movie credits to her name, but is also a well known television presenter in the UK. No complaints, it’s always nice to see a genre regular pop up in another horror project. We just know that person isn’t Penny. It’s “Bouff”.

Also in the cast are Emma Burdon-Sutton, Brad Moore, Jon-Paul Gates, Rob Craine, and Christine Randall – previously best known as the “Green Chick” in the Full Moon classic Evil Bong 3: The Wrath of Bong. There’s also something of a genre icon on hand, but you might not recognize him because his face isn’t buried under prosthetics this time. That’s Nicholas Vince, who played the Chatterer Cenobite in Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II, then worked with Hellraiser creator Clive Barker again when he played the character Kinski in Barker’s Nightbreed . In They’re Outside he’s just a regular guy, a folklore professor who starts off the movie by talking directly to the audience for a few minutes straight. Right before Wheatley’s character shows up to talk directly to the audience for a while as well. Like I said before, interesting choices.

The “they” in this found footage movie is no Blair Witch, but they are still very skilled at ruining a person’s day. So give They’re Outside a chance. After all, it’s free!

They're Outside Friday Fright Nights