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The Facility (2012)

TV-MA | | Horror | 23 June 2012 (UK)
Eight volunteers find themselves fighting for their lives when a drug trial goes horribly wrong.

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Ian Clark

Writer:

Ian Clark (screenplay)
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Aneurin Barnard ... Adam
Alex Reid ... Joni
Chris Larkin ... Dr. Mansell
Jack Doolan ... Toby
Amit Shah ... Arif
Steve Evets ... Morty
Nia Roberts Nia Roberts ... Katie
Skye Lourie ... Carmen
Oliver Coleman Oliver Coleman ... Jed
Emily Butterfield Emily Butterfield ... Madeline
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Eight volunteers find themselves fighting for their lives when a drug trial goes horribly wrong.

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Based on the 2006 TGN1412 medical trial. See more »

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ProSyntrex. Pro-9. Warning: Side Effects May Be Fatal...
11 November 2013 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

To be perfectly honest, after just viewing Ian Clark's (director/writer) The Facility, I jumped onto IMDb to find that the rating for it was exactly as I predicted. At the time of writing the film sits at just under 5/10, perhaps not a true marker since it's largely under seen and very few people have bothered to review it, but not a surprising score thus far since familiarity of formula breeds contempt...

Plot basically finds a group of human guinea pigs enrolling for a two week trial at a remote research centre. They are to be injected with a new drug called Pro-9, and after their two week stay they will pocket a cool £2000 each. The group consists of the needy, the inquisitive, the bold and the stupid, and sure enough once night falls and the lock down commences, some of the participants get a reaction to the drug...

It follows the standard trajectory for such a set-up. Characters are introduced, we get to know them for half hour, you quickly learn who the A-Hole is, and then it's drug reaction time and we are thrust into murder death kill and locked in siege panic. Tis a time for heroes, maybe even some interesting revelations? Who will survive? If anyone? Maybe there's a twist in the tale as well?

For his debut feature film Ian Clark has played safe and utilised the low budget wisely. The pic shows him to have great promise in the horror genre, his keen sense of claustrophobic atmosphere is evident and carries the story well, and he knows how to construct a horror scene. He also gets more than solid performances from his lively cast, where Alex Reid (The Descent/Wilderness) is a reassuring presence.

It isn't over bloody, or even terrifying and full of boo jump shocks, but it tickles away at the nerve that doesn't like to be unhinged, and it has a good ending to boot! If you are searching for something new in the sub-genre of zombie/infected siege movies you will be disappointed, but this is actually better than some of those bigger budgeted sub-genre movies. While it marks Clark out as someone British Horror fans might like to keep an eye on. 6.5/10


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