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Quirky British Horror-Comedy with Much to Enjoy,
This review is from: Elfie Hopkins [DVD] (DVD)
This quirky little British film is as much about the title character coming of age and overcoming the complexes brought on by a fraught family history as it is about horror represented by the seductive evil of the creepy Gammon family who move in to the small village where she lives. Or rather the two strands run parallel. It delivers the horror goods but not at the expense of believable characterisation. This makes a refreshing change from the mindless hard-bodied-hotties-in-danger horror features which characterise much of the American product. It is also quite funny in its satire on complacent middle England values on the one hand and the phony new-age sophistication represented by the predatory Gammon family on the other. Overall a film which I would heartily recommend to a discriminating viewer of horror films who would like to see something a bit more subtle and emotionally intelligent than a psycho with a chainsaw/axe/meat-cleaver menacing vacuous American college girl cuties. This enjoyable film would appeal as much to women as to men I surmise...