British flick bloody, gory fun

04/08/09

British flick bloody, gory fun

Another bloody office outing


Severance (2006)

Directed by Christopher Smith
Starring Danny Dyer

Product Description: Working 9 to 5 can be a real killer, but team building vacations can sometimes be worse. Seven employees of an international weapons manufacturer are left stranded and must fend for themselves. The retreat turns deadly as the colleagues discover they are the target of a crazed and vengeful enemy. Forget office politics, only lucky will survive this deadly and bloody office outing.

The Cryptkeeper says: This one looks too funny to pass up. One reviewer describes it as: "The Office meets The Hills Have Eyes". Severance is essentially a British slasher movie and that's a rarity isn't it? If it's only half as good as Shaun of the Dead, then count me in. I'm a sucker for horror-comedies anyway. This one comes with a gore warning though!

Dan Chant over at BloodyDisgusting.com describes Severance as: "a very different type of horror that’s both slick and gory while combining a satirical comedic twist." He goes on to say the movie: "goes straight for the jugular and combines an odd, but outstanding, mix of jump scares, all-out gore and self-referential laughs that haven’t been seen, or outdone, since the fantastic Shaun of the Dead. From the opening scene featuring an armed and dangerous madman stalking a helpless local to tributes to Deer Hunter, Nosferatu and other famous names from cinema’s legendary canon, the film turns horror conventions on their head and offers the expected level of gore offset with a malevolent and ironic smile."


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