Friday 03 September 2010
There's a mysterious beast on the loose in North Wales, which is why troubled teen Sophie (Holly Weston) has persuaded a bunch of mates to join her on a trip deep into the woods.
Blair Witch-style spookery (the inevitable videocam is to hand) gives way to a Texas Chainsaw-style torment once they discover a derelict orphanage and its secret tenants. The director Simeon Halligan ransacks a cupboardful of lurid tropes – werewolf legend, childhood sexual abuse, imprisonment – but hasn't the skill to conjure something frightening, or even coherent, from them. The staging is on a par with the acting, which seems to have been copied from bad television.
game of thrones reviewWarning: spoilers
North London meets The Exorcist in eerie suburban drama
Filming to begin on two new series due to be aired on Dave from next year
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Lucy Hawking: Stephen Hawking's daughter writes impassioned open letter to Katie Hopkins about rights of disabled people
- 2 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 3 Russell Brand backs Ed Miliband: 'You gotta vote Labour'
- 4 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 5 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
In defence of liberal democracy
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils