A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.
First film to be released by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's production company, Stolen Picture. See more »
In one brief scene, Don is sitting in a second floor classroom looking out a window at Clemsie, who is standing on a paved path several yards from the classroom building. You can tell by the light shining on Don's face and from Clemsie's shadow that the sun is shining against the window. Clemsie appears to see Don wave slightly at her, but in those light conditions, all anyone could see in such a window would be glaring light. You'd have to stand at the window and create some shade to see through the glass well enough to perceive anything meaningful. See more »
That hole is a gateway. And it leads, straight down, to hell. Now, who wants to buy some drugs?
Well could've been worse
[looks down to see he has nothing below his waist]
See more »
During the first part of the end credits, the headmaster is giving a voice over speech. See more »
Slaughterhouse Rulez: This is the exclusive Public School from Hell, bullying at epic scales, mad sadistic prefects, especially Clegg (Tom Rhys-Harries), as Blake (Asa Butterfield) tells newcomer Wallace (Finn Cole): "Clegg comes from a long line of war criminals". Yes, Slaughterhouse provides the Nation with it's politicians, generals, captains of industry, spies and weirdos. Wallace is smitten by Clemsie (Hermione Corfield) but the gulf of noth class and school ranking separate them.
Fracking is taking place in the woods adjoining the school, facilitated by the links between the Headmaster "The Bat" (Michael Sheen) and Terrafrack boss (Alex Macqueen). A tribe of eco-warriors led by deranged ex-pupil Woody (Nick Frost) are out to sabotage this development. The drilling results earthquakes, sinkholes and methane gas leaks. But more than just that - monsters emerge from beneath the Earth.
A good Horror -Comedy enlivened by the totally crazy performances of the cast especially "The Bat" with his terrier Mr Chips. The fracking rig resembles Barad-dûr. Decapitations, dismemberment and people being eaten alive by the creatures are done for laughs but do provide a certain horror element. Some of the bullying is more disturbing, especially that of the younger pupils. 7/10.
31 of 54 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this