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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
I was privileged to see this film at the recent Frightfest and thoroughly enjoyed it. The acting and production values are first class, the story is great and the dark humour running throughout the film is very entertaining. (I hesitate to use the term "black humour" in case the reviewer who thought this film was racist is offended - eee- by-gum, talk about missing the point!). I wish more films were as courageous as this one. There are also some very nice homages to classic horror films of the past. Don't want to spoil it for anyone as the trailers do not give too much away but I would totally recommend it to anyone who wants a good scare, a good laugh, and a break from the formulaic Hollywood junk being spewed out at the moment.
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