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Click here to read our french "Comedown" movie review, directed by Menhaj Huda with Adam Deacon, Jessica Barden, Sophie Stuckey starring.Six friends, who've known each other from childhood, break into the tower block they lived in as kids, now deserted and condemned, to rig-up a pirate radio station, get high and party. When one of the group goes missing, her friends begin to search the dark interior of the tower and soon realize that they are not alone: a resident psychopath lurks in the shadows and is hunting them down, taking them out, one-by-one. »
★★☆☆☆ Comedown (2012), the new British indie horror from Kidulthood director Menhaj Huda, starring Jacob Anderson, Sophie Stuckey and Adam Deacon, is reminiscent (one imagines) of a bad trip - minus any of the accompanying highs. A group of teenagers including Lloyd (Anderson) and his pregnant girlfriend Jemma (Stuckey) decide to break into the block of flats in which they used to live but that now lie derelict, in order to help set up a pirate radio station and have a little 'fun' in the process. However, there is someone else prowling the neon lit corridors of the tower block - someone intent on cutting the kid's party dead, permanently.
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- CineVue UK
It’s Monday, so we all know what that means! Yes, it’s time for another rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s a very light week this week, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, March 11th 2013.
Pick Of The Week
The Tall Man (DVD/Blu-ray)
Mystery thriller written and directed by Pascal Laugier. The small town of Cold Rock has long suffered since the mines which used to supply jobs and prosperity have closed down. With not much hope for the community of Cold Rock anyway, matters are only made worse by the disappearance of local children at the hands of local legend, ‘The Tall Man’. Jessica Biel plays young nurse, Julia Dunning, whose child is the latest to be abducted, and while in pursuit of the ‘Tall »
Fresh out of prison and back on the streets of London, Lloyd is determined to stay on the straight and narrow for the sake of his girlfriend, Jemma, and unborn child. However, the lure of some fast cash proves too much to resist, so Lloyd and five childhood friends take on the seemingly easy job of rigging up a pirate radio station aerial at the top of a deserted tower block. Reaching the top and settling down, much to the disappointment of Lloyd, it is clear his friends want a party. Things soon get out of control and when pregnant Jemma goes missing, the group starts to fear that they are not alone. Searching the dark interiors of the abandoned building, they are slowly picked off one by one, »
Director: Menhaj Huda
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Extras: Behind The Scenes, Extended Interviews
‘From The Director Of Kidulthood’ aren’t exactly a set of words that inspire confidence when approaching a film. This is yet another British take on a well-worn genre that adds very little to rules and events set out many years before. Comedown sees a group of youths trapped inside a derelict tower block who get taken out of the equation one by one.
The film begins like a spiritual successor to Kidulthood. We are introduced to a bunch of incredibly unlikable characters that seem hell bent on having us hate them. Possibly a technique used to make the kills more gratifying later on, it also serves as a distancing device as we try our hardest to connect with these characters.
- Luke Ryan Baldock
We’ve just received news from Studiocanal and the home entertainment release of Comedown on DVD and Blu-ray from 28th January 2013 and it’s available to pre-order from Amazon, and we’ve got the first look at the thriller/horror-style trailer for this Indie project. Written by Steven Kendall and directed by Menhaj Huda (Kidulthood), Comedown stars a host of UK acting talent including: Geoff Bell (War Horse), Adam Deacon (Adulthood), Jacob Anderson (4,3,2,1), Calum McNab, Duane Henry, Sophie Stuckey and Jessica Barden. Check out the trailer:
Fresh out of prison and back on the streets of London, Lloyd is determined to stay on the straight and narrow for the sake of his girlfriend, Jemma, and unborn child. However, the lure of some fast cash proves too much to resist, so Lloyd and five childhood friends take on the seemingly easy job of rigging up a pirate radio station aerial »
- Dan Bullock
There seem to have been a lot of movies featuring tower blocks in the last year or two. Attack the Block, The Raid, Dredd all spring to mind and there’s even a movie called Tower Block coming out later this year. StudioCanal obviously thought there was room for another one and have released the trailer for Come Down which is out on DVD and Blu-ray 28th January.
The movie stars Adam Deacon (Adulthood), Geoff Bell (War Horse), Jacob Anderson (220.127.116.11), Calum McNab (Outside Bet), Duane Henry (The Dark Knight Rises), Sophie Stuckey (The Woman in Black) and Jessica Barden (Tamara Drewe). Comedown is directed by the man who brought us Kidulthood Menhaj Huda and is written by Steven Kendall.
You can pre-order the movie here and scroll down to watch the trailer.
Fresh out of prison and back on the streets of London, Lloyd is determined to stay on the »
- David Sztypuljak
7 items from 2013
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