Four young offenders and their care workers visit the remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. A minor incident with locals rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare.
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This film is about a group of four teen offenders who go to the country for the weekend with two other youth workers. They end up at an old country house near the town of Mortlake in Yorkshire. After they clean up the house so they can stay there they all head in to the village for some well earned drinks only to run in to the local "town folk". The next day they go to a place that has old train carriages to collect some scrap metal when they again run in to the locals, but this time it ends up with one of the youth workers being hurt badly. They go in to the village for help but it turns out to be the worst thing they could have done. The locals aren't as friendly and welcoming as they thought. Written by
Michael Hallows Eve
This film has a definite 'marmite' quality which appears to divide reviewers. It is certainly a gore-fest which takes the viewer on a blood soaked, stomach turning roller coaster ride from the outset but it's saving grace is that at no point (even at it's most tense) do Chandon and his cast take their tongues from their cheeks! Viewed as a pastiche this movie does exactly what it appears to set out to do and what's more, it does it rather well, with superb effects and excellent production values. This is not a film for the faint hearted. It is dark, disturbing but undeniably funny. Don't be tempted to jump on the fashionable 'avoid racial stereotypes' bandwagon and look at what this film is really saying about cultural differences. Just be prepared to embrace the humour within a genre not especially suited to laughs and enjoy the ride!
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