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Well worth a visit!
British horror movies have always had a unique sense of humour, with “Severance” being a good recent example of savvy brit film-makers throwing laughs and gore together to great effect. This carries on that tradition, and in Reece Shearsmith they’re blessed with an actor whose comic chops are well up to scratch. Andy Serkis is no slouch either, playing the straight man brilliantly as a mobster who’s hard as nails but a little fuzzy on the inside.
The laughs are pretty reliable, and as the situation goes from bad to worse a lot of those laughs come from the (severe) misfortune of the poor souls on screen, and the blend of splatter and slapstick is well tuned. Jennifer Ellison does grate after a while, her constant use of swearing amusing at times but often a little irritating. Still, she has a fantastic body on her and that ball shrivellingly tough accent to fall back on, so her presence isn’t entirely unwelcome. As a comedy it works extremely well, and as a gore movie there’s some inventively wince-inducing moments, and with the balance just right “The Cottage” is well worth a visit.
Horrific fun! Reece Shearsmith shines in excellent black comedy
‘The Cottage’ is an intriguing, genre mixing film, full of twists and turns – an exhilarating 90 minutes. Its gory and funny but one that anchors the splatter comedy to deftly drawn characters enduring a heightened reality one hell of a night.
The nightmarish black comic horror is skillfully delivered, with the gorefest conventions given a darkly comic twist. The film’s tongue-in-cheek exuberance humorously balances the grisly nature of the horrific injuries that are inflicted on screen.
What makes ‘The Cottage’ so distinctive is the unusual approach it takes for a film where a gore infested climax is the pay off. At the heart of the film, and what makes the film stand out for me, is the emotional investment in the two main characters. You really do end up caring what happens to its key protagonists, the brothers David and Peter.
There is an emotional depth about them that made me wish even more time could have been spent with the pair, their arguments and interplay, exploring their relationship and its bickering background.
The relationship between the brothers, brilliantly played by Andy Serkis and Reece Shearsmith, is a highlight of the film. Their fraught fraternal relationship has a believability about it which grabs you from the moment they appear on screen & the scenes between them crackle with tension, humour and emotion.
Serkis’s character is one used to being in control, but his tough, hard streetwise nature is under pressure almost immediately as the kidnapping plan begins to unravel, giving way to repressed anger and growing frustration.
Although Andy Serkis’s David is forced out of his comfort zone as the plot unfolds, Reece Shearsmith’s Peter is out of his depth from the start, reluctantly brought into a world he knows nothing about and ill equipped to deal with it at any level. His timidity is accompanied by a moralising disapproval of his brother.
Into this mix are thrown two more characters, the kidnapped Tracey and her black sheep stepbrother Andrew (nicely played by Jennifer Ellison and Steven O’Donnell) They are the natural comic grotesques of the movie, hindering and exasperating by extreme measures, a contrasting comic counterpoint to the carefully delineated characters of David and Peter. Much of the comedy comes from the dynamics of their enforced relationship and how they react to the ever worsening situation they find themselves thrust into.
Both the quarrelsome brothers are superbly played, but Reece Shearsmith is truly outstanding. His performance is beautifully nuanced with great comic timing and skillful characterisation. Peter is by turns wimpish, pernickety, argumentative, pathetic, vulnerable. He’s hilariously yet tragically out his depth. Shearsmith’s performance really holds the film together – it’s brilliantly subtle and multi-layered. He brings so much to the role, not only comedically but emotionally too. He gives the film its heart, its pathos.
The bloody battlefield climax at the farmhouse sees the gory finale delivered with aplomb – the comedy and horror unfold with beautiful pace and precision.
Even here, amid the bloodletting, there is a moment of the unexpected and unusual which makes ‘The Cottage’ stand out. Its a low key, almost poetic scene which seals a growing understanding between the brothers. The badly injured pair contemplate their demise as they look up at a star filled night sky. Its a moment of humanity amid the carnage, sad and touching because its a hoped for reconciliation that will never happen.
‘The Cottage’ is a very entertaining blending of comedy and horror with a depth not usually associated with the genre and its directed with real confidence and verve.
There is a sense of sadness in the midst of the horrific fun of ‘The Cottage’ which lingers in the memory afterwards because its central characters matter and you care what happens to them – a rarity for the horror genre which marks the film out.
Its original approach, well evoked atmosphere, at times comically and bloody surreal , the blackly ironic pitch and top notch performances by the two leads, especially a brilliant Reece Shearsmith, make ‘The Cottage’ a comedy horror whose genre blending works a memorable treat!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Director Paul Andrew Williams
Writer Paul Andrew Williams
Actors Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith, Jennifer Ellison, Steven O’Donnell
Awards 4 nominations.
Production Company Isle of Man Film, UK Film Council
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm