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UK 2020
produced by
Vincent Gallagher, Ryan Michael Murphy, Luke Mathias, Ad Webb (executive), Darren Gibbons (executive), Sam Lewis (executive) for Tape End Productions, Entheos Films
directed by Vincent Gallagher
starring Ste Pye, Gold Frank, Jack Brennan, Adam McIntyre, Joe Gallagher, Sharon Spink, Tom Woodland, Claire Cerins, David Brown, Luke Mathias, Alex Grand Scott, Owen Lodge, Jason Bernard, Joe Bateman
written by Vincent Gallagher, additional material by Ryan Michael Murphy

short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Freddy (Ste Pye) buys a video nasty (= a video tape deemed to violent for consumption by the UK censorboard) from a shifty underground VHS peddler (Gold Frank) to get some kicks out of spending an evening in front of the TV. But there's more than just kicks to be had, as later that night, Freddy finds zombies on his doorstep, and running from them he finds the city deserted and taken over by the living dead. So maybe it was true what they all said, video nasties are dangerous. Though Freddy doesn't yet know about his ultimate, cruel fate ...

 

Now this is a really fun way to take a stab at the (totally fabricated) video nasty scare of the 1980s - by showing what these films "can do to you", by way of a zombie movie, just as nasty as the nasties. And as a short zombie flick, it really works not only as a send up but also as a genuine piece of horror as it combines gruesomeness, atmosphere and mystery in its imagery and really gets one to feel with Freddy. Plus the final twist is enjoyably, well, twisted, and also inspired, making a fitting destination for an enjoyable genre piece.

 

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