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Severance (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  25 August 2006 (UK)
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During a team-building retreat in the mountains a group of sales representatives are hunted down one by one.

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David Gilliam ...
George
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Sándor Boros ...
Coach Driver
Levente Törköly ...
Lodge Killer
János Oláh ...
Flamethrower Killer
Attila Ferencz ...
Head-squish Killer
Bela Kasi ...
Headbutt Killer
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Storyline

A team-building weekend in the mountains of Eastern Europe goes horribly wrong for the sales division of the multi-national weapons company Palisade Defence when they become the victims of a group of crazed killers who will stop at nothing to see them dead. Written by Tomius J. Barnard

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, drug content and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 August 2006 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,316 (USA) (18 May 2007)

Gross:

$136,432 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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Trivia

Toby Stephens wanted to do the movie because he'd never done a horror film before and liked the comedy/horror mix of the project. See more »

Goofs

The Russian troops in the flashback are wearing currently issued German Flecktarn camouflage. See more »

Quotes

Coach Driver: [cursing in Hungarian] ... Bob Marley! Bob Marley!
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References Shaun of the Dead (2004) See more »

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Word Up
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Written by Larry Blackmon & Tomi Jenkins
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Mercury Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Funny, scary, clever and even moving
24 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was a big fan of Chris Smith's previous film Creep and had heard this was even better so I had high expectations going in. They were completely surpassed by this superlative slice of hilarious horror action.

The way the film combines humour and horror is skilled and the script is smarter than average for the genre. The film works better as a comedy and there are some absolutely precious comedy moments that I won't detail here as I don't want to spoil any of them. Suffice to say that the audience were busily quoting them and some of the better of the fantastic lines of dialogue after the screening. I feel people will be quoting some of these lines for years!

On a more serious note, there are some seriously scary scenes in the picture and even a couple of deaths of some of the more sympathetic characters that are actually quite moving.

The cast is also perfect, none of them put a foot wrong. Laura Harris completely kicks ass as the heroine.

I sorta want to see a sequel but heaven knows where they'd go with it.

Overall, I loved the film - it's made by a writer and director who are genuine horror fans and it shows. They're also both very talented.


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