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Await Further Instructions (2018)

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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5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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The group makes three mistakes with the injections, which Anji's medical training should have prevented. First, Tony, the father, injects his intravenously, which the vast majority of vaccines should not be, and one ought to assume a mystery vaccine without instructions should not be. Second, they sterilize the hypodermics in boiling water rather than alcohol, evidenced by the steam rising from the bowl, but the heat risks damaging the medicine. Third, nobody swabs their skin with alcohol, which prevents infection at the injection site. See more »

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It was like watching a Dr. Who special, but without any solid writing skills
7 October 2018 | by allzen-29273See all my reviews

This movie tried to pack too much context into what could have been another short film by the writer and director. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the Dr. Who series, but this movie felt like a series special, it even starred the actor who played the first Dr. Who. The editing was all over the place and the micro themes embedded within are old school scenarios we have been dealt a hundred times, e.g., terrorist arc, dangers of needle-sharing, grandfather with a mental issue (or two), bigoted arc's all over, and idiotic man-splaining around every corner of the house. Too much crammed into a theme that could have worked well, and could have been used in a Dr. Who episode. My family found it difficult to watch due to the stronger than thou British English rampant throughout the film. The long-range objective to have this film go worldly, missed the mark entirely to fall only on a niche market share.


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