• 2007
  • Germany / Ireland / UK / US
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kit Ryan
  • Written by: Raymond Friel, Derek Boyle, Eamon Friel
  • Cast: Stephen Dorff, Jaime Murray, Sean Pertwee, Jamie Foreman, Geoff Bell

Joining the roll call of British splat-core comedy horror, this low budget effort stars Dorff as Ritchie, a bungling jewel thief in the debt of Russian gangster Mr Groznyi (Pertwee), who accidentally awakens the vengeful spirit of Ivan the Terrible. More 'The Cottage' than 'Shaun of the Dead'; Dorff deserves credit for keeping a straight face.

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4 Sep 20083 stars

An inept jewel thief (Stephen Dorff) is given one last chance by Russian Mafiosa with a heist from an apartment block. Our robber and his Russian cohorts inevitably screw up, and are the pursued, along with an eccentric group of hostages, through a…


10 Apr 20082 stars

COMEDY/CRIME/HORROR (15) 94min If characters explode like tomatoes in microwaves, you’re probably witnessing the continuing rise of British splat-core comedy horror that’s had as many hits (Shaun of the Dead, Severance) as misses (The Cottage), the…

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