sábado, 30 de mayo de 2009

Dead Of Night aka Lighthouse

There is a high tradition of horror running from England, from Mary Shelley’s immortal tale of the Modern Prometheus, to the Hammer films of the 50’s 60’s and 70’s (and the imitating studios like Amicus) to Neil Marshall. This film ranks among the best to come out of the British isles, as it both mixes Hitchcock’s flair for suspense, with the bloody murdering expected in your typical slasher flick. A ship full of prisoners and police guards crashes on the rocks of a rocky beach, and it’s up to all involved to survive the night from psychotic serial killer Leo Rook, who takes deep pleasure in beheading his victims. The acting is above average, featuring such familiar faces like James Purefoy (Resident Evil, Rome) and Paul Brooke (Return of the Jedi, Lair of the White Worm). But it’s Rachel Shelley, as Dr. Kristy McCloud, who steals the scene as a woman obsessed with the Leo Rook case. If you love horror movies, this will not disappoint. 5 scary Paul Brooke fake eyes out of 5.

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