!!! WARNING. THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS . !!!
Two friends Gary and Tom, decide they are going to drop out of college with a big flourish. Armed with a camcorder, they decide to document their last day on film, carrying out a few practical jokes along the way on various people who have made their lives a misery as students. They put posters up poking fun at the college bullies, they play the old cellophane under the toilet seat trick on the busybody janitor, and a condom in a cheese roll causes much merriment. For their second act, they visit the college end of term disco to cause more mayhem. However, one of the practical jokes goes very wrong, leading to an impromptu third act, involving some real killer live footage.
This film for the first half lulls the viewer into a false sense of security by coming on as a dark, very funny look at college life, with Gary and Tom both providing hilarious monologues to the camera as they carry out their revenge. The film then halfway through, moves effortlessly from a dark, satirical comedy to full blown horror with a single hammer blow. However, the film does maintain its pitch black streak of humour throughout. The acting is all very good(you might spot the young Kevin Bishop in a role as one of the bullies) which makes the proceedings an even more uncomfortable watch once the violence starts. You might even find yourselves still siding with the protagonists despite yourself, even when their pranks take a deadly turn, and thats very clever directing on the part of the Heather brothers. One things for sure this British low budget cross between Heathers and Man Bites Dog is a twisted little gem of a horror film and really deserves far more recognition. 5 out of 5