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Metalhead 

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In the post-apocalyptic landscape of the Scottish Moors, a woman attempts to survive the land full of "dogs."

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David Slade

Writers:

Charlie Brooker (created by), Charlie Brooker
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Maxine Peake ... Bella
Jake Davies Jake Davies ... Clarke
Clint Dyer ... Anthony
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In the post-apocalyptic landscape of the Scottish Moors, a woman attempts to survive the land full of "dogs."

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Metalhead See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmoor, Devon, England, UK

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Dolby Digital

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2.20 : 1
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The young man tries to hack the car using a Raspberry Pi board, a well-known small computer used nowadays. The device is developed in United Kingdom. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Ben Shapiro Show: Making Wakanda Great Again (2018) See more »

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The Dream of Jacob
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Written by Krzysztof Penderecki
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Bleak, action packed, let's your imagination do most of the work.
4 January 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I've never before ever felt so divided about an episode of Black Mirror, I either love them or I don't. Metalhead is for my part the weakest offering of a strong fifth series, but it gains my imagination for its sheer originality, indeed it feels like a stand alone episode from the show, there is nothing really to compare it to. If I were to sum it up in one word it would be bleak, it's bleak from start to finish, it's clinical, sharp, dark, indeed to only soft and cosy thing we get to see are the teddy bears in the final shot. It has a vintage horror feel to it, I think it benefited from its black and white shooting, adds to the overall bleak theme. It's almost like they took a snapshot from a movie, keeping only the action packed ending, we get no explanation, no solution, just the core action. Charlie Brooker invites us into a post apocalyptic world, but allows us to invent for ourselves the cause, was it the AI, or something else? I felt uncomfortable from beginning to end, possibly one of the scariest Black Mirror episodes to date, it's not one I'd visit frequently, but it was certainly a powerful watch. Maxine Peake is outstanding, the emotions she packed into it were brilliant. I think it's an episode that for those that didn't like on first watch, they're sure to want to give it another try. It is certainly thought provoking.


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