Welcome to the neon-drenched underbelly of Manchester where the addicted prey on the lost and lonely.
Manchester, the present. Michael divides his time between the job centre and the pub. A chance meeting with Lee, an introduction to her Uncle Ian and a heavy night on the lash lead to a job working the door at a Northern Quarter massage parlour called Cloud 9. Lee introduces Michael to a bizarre subculture hidden behind locked doors and down shadow-filled alleyways.
After witnessing the violent death of one of the punters, Michael experiences blood-drenched flashbacks and feels himself being sucked into a twilight world that he doesn’t understand but is irresistibly drawn to. Lee, Ian and the other girls at the massage parlour offer him excitement, intrigue and a family of sorts but slowly and surely without his realisation, Michael is being groomed. His new family have a dark secret, a shared addiction that they intend Michael to share with them.
When Michael finds out what goes on in the room below Cloud 9, his life will never be the same again.
Elliot James Langridge