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The Cottage

The Cottage
  • 2008
  • UK
  • 91 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Paul Andrew Williams
  • Written by: Paul Andrew Williams
  • Cast: Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith, Steve O'Donnell, Jennifer Ellison

The bungled kidnapping of a crime boss' daughter (Ellison) by two brothers (Serkis and Shearsmith) who hide in a cottage and run afoul of a serial killer is neither funny nor especially frightening, and it sure isn't art. It's basically a well-constructed B-movie, with scenes of brutality unaccountably played for laughs, seemingly made by someone with the sensibilities of a serial killer.

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The Cottage

13 Mar 20082 stars

COMEDY/HORROR (18) 91min The art of the horror comedy is in juxtaposing terror with humour until both are intensified into hysteria. Good examples of the genre include John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London, Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2 and Wes…

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