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Await Further Instructions (2018)

TV-MA | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 5 October 2018 (USA)
A family's Christmas takes a strange turn when they awake to find themselves trapped inside and begin receiving mysterious instructions through the television.

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Johnny Kevorkian

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Gavin Williams
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sam Gittins ... Nick
Neerja Naik ... Annji
Abigail Cruttenden Abigail Cruttenden ... Beth
David Bradley ... Grandad
Grant Masters ... Tony
Holly Weston ... Kate
Kris Saddler ... Scott
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It's Christmas Day and the Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside their door, but what exactly - an industrial accident, a terrorist attack, nuclear war? Descending into terrified arguments, they turn on the television, desperate for any information. On screen a message glows ominously: 'Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions'. As the television exerts an ever more sinister grip, their paranoia escalates into bloody carnage.

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Contain. Corrupt. Control.

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5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Holly Weston and Sam Gittins 2nd film together. The 1st being Howl in 2015, set on a train when it is attacked by Werewolfs after breaking down, they must join together to survive. See more »

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The prop hypodermic needles do not even retract to mimic a needle sliding into the skin. See more »

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Ruled by TV.
12 March 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

What starts off as the usual miserable British family Christmas soon transforms into a a unique, off the wall British horror, where one dysfunctional family are quite literally ruled by the television.

The positives for me are the performances, and the originality of the story. In particular I loved David Bradley, he was literally monstrous, and Abigail Cruttenden was great as the poor wife on the edge. It would be so easy to dismiss this film, as it does go completely bonkers towards the end, but applied them for at least doing something different.

On the debit side, it did look a little cheap and amateur at times, it's not exactly what you'd call a slick production. If have liked to know a little more about the strange force.

Despite the harsh reviews, I'd recommend it, just don't take it too seriously. 7/10


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