So I actually picked up this movie in the 99p store earlier this week (yeah, I know, my hopes weren't high either) in place of Creep, a film I was supposed to review for this challenge but couldn't when I discovered I had a real bad copy which was years old & didn't play and I couldn't find it anywhere to stream online.
I wasn't particularly on the look out for another movie, I figured I'd just find a slasher movie on Netflix, but the DVD cover caught my eye, and then the premise on the back too.
As you can see, the cover is a little bit different and because I love anything to do with rock & roll, I thought it was my type of film. Where it describes itself as 'british, bloody & brutal', I couldn't help but think it would be a mix between black comedy Cockneys VS. Zombies and slasher film Severance. I thought the film would really push the whole cockney thing and it did, to a certain extent, but it didn't really use the good parts of what I suppose could be typically British traits. It's based around a British rock band who are actually really old and all have dodgy yellow teeth and messy greasy hair.
Watched : Last night half asleep
Essential movie snacks : Nothing
Watched with... : No one
Score out of 5 : 2.5/5
The premise is about this band who aren't doing very well, so they go into lock down or whatever in the studio to produce some new content. The setting for this is actually quite cool - it mixes horror and rock and roll, they're all forced together in a rundown studio which means they can't escape and there's even a pretty cool music video clip which is what I expected most of the film to be like.
Unfortunately the film just goes down hill from there and after half an hour I was so bored that I just switched it off. I'd only seen one death which was terrible, this guy held a knife up to one of the girls who begged rather pathetically for her life instead of running away and screaming.
There was one amusing part when two of the female characters started arguing and hurling pretty corny insults each other like 'you are the men's toilets love' and from what I saw, other than the 'music video' that was the height of the film.
It didn't really seem to flow very well and there were far too many characters who were a) very much the same, no one stood out so I didn't really care when one got killed, nor did I know who she was and b) played by actors & actresses who really couldn't act.
From what I've read, by choosing to switch it off after only half an hour, I didn't really miss much. Still, I would be willing to give this one more go if the circumstances were different, I feel this would be a good film to poke fun at or maybe turn into a drinking game when incredibly bored.