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. Written by
Yes, it's another Brit Horror involving a 'block of flats' but it's enjoyable 6.3/10
The rest of the world must think the UK is awash with abandoned blocks of flats with thoroughly unlike-able hoody characters roaming the hallways in search of 'loved ones/crazed maniacs/Aliens' (cross out as applicable) but I'm purty sure it's not that bad (I hope). It's just as well this film isn't too bad because after 'Attack The Block', 'Citadel' and ....I can't remember the other bloody one but this is the last time I watch, lol. Young Jessica Barden (Hanna) was a saving grace, outshining every other actor except perhaps Gemma-Leah Devereux. I don't think she'll look back with great fondness or anything but I suppose every actor starts somewhere and a cheap horror is as good a place as any.
$2 million isn't to be scoffed at when making an Indie Horror but I wasn't impressed by the uneven way the funds appear to have been spread out. The director should have opted to use realistic blood and guts effects instead of CG because it looked far cheaper than was necessary. Director Menhaj Huda done OK I suppose and did manage to wring decent performances from the lesser experienced actors and he coaxed a watchable movie from, what looks to be, a crappy script so I suppose he should be congratulated (lol, anointed even).
The bottom line is, OK story, decent acting, over-used plot devices and settings, unlikable characters but a more than acceptable horror.
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