A couple are making their way down the M1, but to say their relationship was fractuous would be an understatement. Zakes(William Ash) and Beth(Christine Bottomley)are barely speaking to eachother and when they do every comment is laced with barbed wire. Then a truck pulls out in front of them, and Zakes glimpses what he thinks is a woman in a cage in the back as it passes. He reports it to the police, but is reluctant to follow the truck further, much to the chagrin of Beth. When they stop at the next Service Station, Beth tells Zakes that their relationship is over, but then Beth dissapears and Zakes is drawn into a night of terror, from which there seems no escape.
So, why is this British horror so damn good? Well theres the believable characters and dialogue for a start. Also, the way that director Tonderai squeezes every last drop of tension from even the most mundane of situations. Then theres the superb camera work, and the two excellent performances from the two leads.
With British horror in such capable hands , theres good reason to expect a rosy future for both the industry and for Tonderai, as its hard to believe that this was his directorial debut, as the film is so accomplished. An excellent, suspenseful little horror/thriller. 5 out of 5