It's funny how some low budget indie-horrors seem to gather so much praise, when really they offer nothing new to the genre. Community is one such indie-horror flick, and I am baffled by the rave reviews posted here on Amazon. As always, I must pretend to respect everyone else's opinion and understand that everyone has different tastes blah blah blah. . . . but this really is such a painfully average movie, bordering on the downright boring.
The plot shows a little promise to begin with, and I was very much looking forward to seeing what the film had to offer; however, after about 20 minutes of lackluster performances and boring dialogue, I could already see which direction it was headed in.
I shouldn't have.
Like many British indie horror flicks of late (F, Wilderness, Comedown, Cherrytree Lane, Eden Lake etc), Community uses British urban youth/crime culture as a base for the horror to grow from, and to be honest, it's getting a bit old now. From the disturbed cat-killing 10 year olds, to the spaced out drug addicted mothers, to the sweaty unshaved inbred husbands. . . Community is so textbook in its approach to characters that its almost pathetic.
So, horror fans, you know the drill already; hostile, angry locals living in squalor, with some disturbing secret to hide, kidnap some outsiders, torture them, reveal their twisted secrets, then kill them.
Watching these council estate character cliches instantly seems familiar, and whilst many a horror fan like to praise these up-and-coming British horror movie makers, they fail to notice that they are all just re-hashing each other's movies (with a few exceptions).
Avoid this if you are looking for something with a bit more originality.