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
Everyone is entitled to an opinion but please don't be totally put off by the first review. This is beautifully acted, and of course the locals ham it up, they are meant to. I didn't notice that disabilities were laughed at, and Mat Fraser gave an immaculate cameo performance. If anything, it's about alienation and otherness (pretentious, moi?) and the young offenders choosing to be outsiders but rather stunned by the reality of that choice.
It's very funny in parts, also gripping and genuinely scary, with really atmospheric music. It's a pity we couldn't help thinking of League of Gentleman at one point, but that's a minor detail. The locations are great, though I will be wary of any pubs called "The Dirty Hole" in future.
Inbred got into my head, as all good horror films should. Go see!
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