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Comedown (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror | 25 April 2013 (Bahrain)
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Six friends who turn the deserted the tower block they lived in as kids into a pirate radio station soon learn they are not alone, as a resident psychopath begins hunting them down.

Director:

Menhaj Huda

Writer:

Steven Kendall
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Anderson ... Lloyd
Sophie Stuckey ... Jemma
Jessica Barden ... Kelly
Shizzio Shizzio ... Shaf
Naga MC Naga MC ... Naz (as Naga)
Calum MacNab ... Gal
Adam Deacon ... Jason
Duane Henry ... Col
Geoff Bell ... The Tenant
Stephen Taylor Stephen Taylor ... Creeper
Nerm Nerm ... Boxman
J. Da Flex J. Da Flex ... The Flexta
Stephanie Kelley Stephanie Kelley ... Girl 1
Brashna Agha Brashna Agha ... Girl 2
Gareth Wiley Gareth Wiley ... Policeman 1
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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 Serotonin Films

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It's fun getting high...but the comedown is a killer.

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Horror

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They Live
Written by Prashant Mistry
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Menhaj Huda Does It Again ...
23 November 2014 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

... Makes another deeply unpleasant film that borders on being unwatchable

Yes the director of KIDULTHOOD is back and this time he tries his hand at horror in an inner London setting . This type of horror has been done before in ATTACK THE BLOCK , a film I personally despised because the anti-heroic protagonists deserved to get eaten by alien hordes . This film is no different and is a film I despise for the same reason as ATTACK THE BLOCK

If you're going to have a film where the protagonists are going to be fighting for their lives at least craft some type of characterization that will have the audience empathize with their predicament . Here I didn't know anything about the villain in the background stalking the teenagers . All I knew was that he was probably doing the gene pool a massive favour

Some commentators have criticised the " Estuary English / chav speak " dialogue but if we had the Royal Shakespeare Company speaking in pedantic Queens English this wouldn't have made any difference because most of the dialogue is downed out in a poor sound mix with some very dire muzak on the soundtrack just to remind the audience that this is a horror film

In summary this is one of those films that will alienate and outrage everyone from the most rabidly right wing reader of The Daily Mail to the most left leaning Guardinista . When you're watching a horror film and the most likable character is the villain that must be seen as a fundamental failure


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2013 (Bahrain) See more »

Also Known As:

To ktirio tou tromou See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,624
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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