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Cut? It should never have been shot in the first place!
on 17 August 2014
Technically ambitious but desperately unimaginative in every other sense, a Brit slasher pic that really should not have seen the light of day. The ambition is in the decision to shoot all 80 mins of it in one take…no cuts at all. Why oh why? There is no fathomable purpose to this beyond perhaps enabling a poor in-joke in the title. Unfortunately the lighting and sound crew fail abjectly to rise to the challenge. The lighting veers between painfully bright and nearly invisibly dark, with the sound bouncing from loud to inaudible depending on how close the nearest mike at the time was. It looks like an amateur hand-held video, which might work, except that isn’t supposed to be one of that burgeoning sub-genre. It’s just piss poor cinematography. There is a sub-Scary Movie self awareness in the script, but both plot and performances needed a lot more work and a lot more wit before they started even thinking of hiring cameras. A couple of claps for getting a movie made at all but my guess is one of the crew had a rich daddy and that there was just no-none brave or sensible enough around to advise them against pushing this pile of s*** into production.