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An English soldier must find and win back his girlfriend from the clutches of a mysterious group of hardcore ravers before he flies to Iraq in the morning. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Nora-Jane Noone ... Jen

Jamie Dornan ... Ed

Tamer Hassan ... Rich Crocker

Sebastian Knapp ... Melech
Lois Winstone ... Lilith
Trevor Byfield ... Leopold

Mark Wingett ... Ed's Dad
Jody Halse ... Big Jim
Steve Sweeney ... Tooley

Ingrid Pitt ... Tooley's Mum

Sadie Frost ... Fallen Angel
Alexander Newland ... Faustino
Leslie Simpson ... Belial

Jake Maskall ... Strigoi
Matthew Forrest ... Necro

Neil Newbon ... Nikolai
Lee Long ... Danny Crocker
Lee Whitlock ... Terry Crocker

Katie Borland ... Tina

Oliver Milburn ... Sergeant
Lauren Gold ... Lucretia
Emma Woollard ... Anais
Ruaraidh Murray ... Dave
Danny Tennant ... Idiot

Tristan Matthiae ... Adonis
Sophie Holland ... Lydia
Jackson Scott ... Botz

Vivienne Harvey ... Tess

Oliver Gilbert ... David
Arron West ... Kevin
Elizabeth Elvin ... Bea
Colin Dent ... Bazarov
Lou Williams ... Hotel Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolina Acosta ... DJ

Gethin Anthony ... Noddy
Vinny Banton ... Pounced On Man

Lucy Barker ... Psychiatrist
David Doyle ... Detective
Paul T.T. Easter ... Raver

Alexander Ellis ... Army Mate
Mark Evans ... Man with Ripped Throat
Dave Fire Tusk ... Vampire Clown Fire Gimp
Matthew Forest ... Necro
Norman Gregory ... Angry Farmer
James Harris ... Soldier
Ryan Haysom ... Raver
George Hilton ... Punter
Irene Lacak ... Vampire Sword Girl

Taylor Morgan ... Girl 1
Luke Nash ... Pipsqueak Chav
James Nunn ... Raver

Beeny Royston ... DJ Black Cat
Jeff Rudom ... Bouncer

Pete Tong ... Raver
Nicole Verdugo ... Iraqi Girl
Jason D. Brawn ... Raver (uncredited)

Directed by
Matthias Hoene 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tom Grass  written by
Jon Wright 

Produced by
Wendy Bevan-Mogg .... line producer
Ben Grass .... producer
Simon Oakes .... executive producer
Alan Raistrick .... co-producer
Marc Schipper .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Ben Moulden 
Film Editing by
Lucas Roche 
Production Design by
Alex Lowde 
Art Direction by
Melanie Light 
Makeup Department
Robbie Drake .... special makeup effects artist
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Beth Roberts-Miller .... makeup artist
Tristan Versluis .... special makeup effects artist
Jo Wand .... special makeup effects artist
Maria Cork .... special effects hair technician (uncredited)
Production Management
James Harris .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Newman .... first assistant director
James Nunn .... second assistant director
Ernest Riera .... third assistant director
Art Department
Lee Fenton-Wilkinson .... prop maker
Ryan Haysom .... assistant art director
James Husbands .... storyboard artist
Mia Summerville .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Cristina Aragon .... foley editor
Matt Baird .... sound editor
Simon Bysshe .... additional boom operator
John Crossland .... boom operator
Finn Curry .... post production sound
Jamie Gambell .... additional boom operator
Jamie Gambell .... additional sound mixer
Ashok Kumar Kumar .... sound mixer
Ashok Kumar .... sound recordist
Scott Laing .... sound editor
Haresh Patel .... additional sound recordist
Special Effects by
Ryan Haysom .... special effects
Neil Jenkins .... pyrotechnician
Mike Ralph .... main titles
Tristan Versluis .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
John D. Bell .... visual effects supervisor
Robert A. Willis .... compositor
James Nicholas Fuller .... stunt performer
Dave Judge .... stunt coordinator
Kerry Kisses Dunne .... stunt performer
Jude Poyer .... stunts
Ian van Temperley .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Sam Alberg .... electrician
Arsenio Assin .... electrician
Jason Berman .... high speed camera
Jon Britt .... assistant camera
Craig Davis .... gaffer
Michael Franklin .... electrician
James Nicholas Fuller .... still photographer
James Harverson .... sparks
Roland Keane .... camera facilities coordinator
James Leckey .... electrician
Pete Nash .... grip
Pawel Polak .... gaffer
Martin Taylor .... gaffer
Eren Özkural .... electrician
Casting Department
Hannah Birkett .... casting
James Nunn .... casting assistant
Sue Pocklington .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Miranda Clarke .... costume buyer
Rebecca Gore .... additional costume designer
Lesette Ormond-King .... costumer
Geraldine Turvey .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Richard Deeb .... assistant editor
Location Management
Jacques Groenewald .... location manager
Music Department
Pete Tong .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Simon Burgess .... facilities captain
Other crew
Axelle Carolyn .... unit publicist
Mel Churcher .... dialogue coach
John Dowding .... production assistant
Mark Evans .... production assistant
Kate Glover .... production coordinator
Benjamin Harris .... production assistant
Huey Kerrigan .... floor runner (as Hugh Kerrigan)
Peter MacLeod .... production assistant
Richard May .... production assistant
Nic Ransome .... script editor
Mark Stein .... production assistant
Eddie Dias .... special thanks

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Worst comeback ever, 8 November 2015
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

I mean, what fan of classic horror films wouldn't be even just slightly excited by the prospect of this 'film'? After all, it's the first movie to be released with the backing of Hammer Studios since TO THE DEVIL...A DAUGHTER way back in 1974, and 34 years is a long time to wait for arguably the best horror studio in history to make more movies. Despite many promises over the years to get back in production, Hammer lay in the doldrums until the release of BEYOND THE RAVE in early 2008.

The title made me a little nervous for the film. Ignoring the bad pun, the 'rave' element doesn't sit well. It sounded just like Hammer were dumbing down their movies for the teenage masses, and how right I was about that. Secondly, the release format. Instead of releasing it to cinemas, or even straight to DVD, this was released in 20 four minute instalments via the Myspace website. Again, this didn't sound good at all. Four minute instalments so those with short attention spans might just sit through it if it's spoon fed to them all the way to the end? Sadly, I had no idea how bad this film was to be. The two nights I spent watching it were some of the most miserable of my life. Hammer for the new millennium is in a tragic state, with style and direction seemingly borrowed from the likes of HOLLYOAKS and SKINS. The film is packed with teenage arguments, teenage humour and endless scenes of people dancing at a rave. There are comedy-thug-drug-dealers who seem to have wandered in from LAYER CAKE and vampires that are just a mindless retread of the age-old creatures: they can jump fast, heal quickly and bite people on the neck. It's all so... passé! The whole idea of the vampire rave was done better in the BLADE movies but somehow this drags the one-note story out to eighty minutes or so.

The worst thing about BEYOND THE RAVE is undoubtedly the expletive-laden script, written by somebody without a clue of how real people sound when they talk on the street. Every other word is the f-word, every other word the c-word. It comes across as moronic, which is exactly what the film is. The whole cast are either teenagers or 20-somethings, with a few recognisable faces here and there: there's that psycho guy who was in EASTENDERS playing virtually the same role; there's Ray Winstone's daughter; there's Sadie Frost; there's an old actor I saw on TV a few times. The only link with the original Hammer films is Ingrid Pitt, who makes a lonely cameo here. The leads are charisma-free and the only actor I liked was Tamer Hassan, who played a heavy in EASTERN PROMISES. Hassan seems to realise the crap he's appearing in and just goes hell-for-leather with his 'performance'.

The episodic nature of the broadcast format only highlights the repetitive structure of this 'movie'. People are killed with a monotonous regularity by vampires, and in the end a few vampires are killed in turn. Characters are introduced in a four minute segment and then killed off straight away, then the process is repeated with nauseating stupidity. The gore and violence is spread liberally around, but without wit or style. This is charnel fare, lacking intelligence and originality, and even Hammer's poor final film TO THE DEVIL...A DAUGHTER is about a hundred times better.

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