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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 86.24.209.217
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 12:53 am:   

Just watched this British horror film tonight, as part of a double bill with 'Dead Of Night' (which I'd never seen before.)

'Dead Of Night' is (obviously) a classic. Also it was watched first, meaning the second half of the double bill had a lot to measure up to. But it measured up very well. It's the best British horror film I've seen in years- genuinely scary with a real, subtly built sense of dread, potent atmosphere, strong characterisation, excellent performances and also a blessed absence of shakycam, which is always nice.

Two points of interest: they filmed it on the old Brookside set in Liverpool, and I worked with the director, Lawrence Gough, years ago back at Manchester Youth Theatre. The boy done good.
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John Llewellyn Probert (John_l_probert)
Username: John_l_probert

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 213.122.209.76
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 09:47 am:   

Thanks Simon - I'd not even heard of this but I'll look out for it now. The premise does sound as if it could be done well on a small budget.
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Martin Roberts (Martin_roberts)
Username: Martin_roberts

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.5.239.91
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 09:54 am:   

Someone mentioned to me that this was filmed in Brookside Close... I can not confirm this of course.

Over to you Simon.
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Martin Roberts (Martin_roberts)
Username: Martin_roberts

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.5.239.91
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 09:54 am:   

Oops just seen the first post ignore my foolish post!
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.240.106
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 01:38 pm:   

Salvage is on Sky at the minute, I think. I might try to catch it - although, Simon, me auld mucker, the last Brit horror film you told me was excellent (Autumn) I couldn't get on with at all. I tried again when it was on last week and thought it was terrible.
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Mark West (Mark_west)
Username: Mark_west

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.171.253.12
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 03:14 am:   

It's very good - shot as part of the Liverpool City Of Culture initiative for very little money (about 250k), it takes off at pace and doesn't really let up. I really enjoyed it.

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