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  • Jul 24, 2010
The Cottage


This is absolutely one of the funniest movies I have seen in a while mainly because of the humor mixed with the gore. That is one of the best combos of all time and I wish more films like this were being made. This is a really fun flick that I am sure any one who watches it would enjoy; so far every one I know liked it. Looking at the case you would think this is a straight horror movie but this is more so a comedy more than any thing with some great performances.

David and Peter are brothers on a mission and that mission is getting money from a powerful gangster by kidnapping his daughter. Also involved in this scheme is her brother Andrew who botches the money exchange by not checking the bag. From here David storms off not noticing the hit men that are outside who followed Andrew. When he returns Andrew is knocked out and his brother is missing, as is their hostage. Little do any of them know that a disgustingly burned crazed farmer killer is on the loose and they are headed towards his place. I am sure you can see were this movie is going, every one heading to a bloody doom. What you may not expect is how funny this film is, intentionally.

These films are rare indeed with the "Evil Dead" series being the best as far as these kinds of films go but this film is actually really good. Writer/director Paul Andrew Williams did a great job with this film crafting a very entertaining film. His humor I guess matches mine because I thought this film was hilarious, and his direction is on point. Also did I mention that the deaths and gore in this film are also very good. Got to love when some one pulls your head off and drags it on the ground still connect to you spinal cord, Mortal Combat style "oops e".

All the performances are great starting with Andy Serkis as David, this dude is insanely good in this film. And with Reece Shearsmith as Peter they are perfect together as brothers; this dude is very funny in this one. Jennifer Ellison is hilarious as Tracey and is very very mean in this, poor Peter. Steven O'Donnell plays her brother Andrew and is wonderful in this film; all of these people interact very well with each other. The entire cast is very well cast and in my opinion is perfect in this film. Ever one in this is good though including the guy who plays the killer, he is not a pretty guy at all, of course he is burned all over.

This is a very fun film at least to me with all of the blood and guts and violence that takes place but it is the humor that really makes this film shine. With a very likable cast and a cool killer this is a winner for sure, to be honest I am surprised that is didn't do better. If you like surprise endings you will definitely like this one here, although I am sure some will see it coming but it is still a nice way to end things. I recommend this to any and every body as a purchase skip the rental.

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January 20, 2011
I liked this one but I was expecting something else. Overall, it was fun to watch and worth a good laugh. I don't think I like it quite as much as you did though. Good write-up though and I'm glad you enjoyed it.
July 28, 2010
Oh yeah, this one has got it all. I just knew that you'd love this one. Comedy, real horror, crime, first rate slasher kills, you name it, it's here.
July 28, 2010
Loved this flick
July 28, 2010

I can't believe that there are so many people who haven't seen it. It's one of the best examples of its kind to come along in a very long time.

July 29, 2010
I usually trip over them in other peoples' reviews. Mostly I just scan down the NetFlix list and see what sounds good. I try not to be put off by bad scores on NetFlix because most people want big budget flix with lots of special effects and I can live without that if the film shows me some originality. Trashie, Cenobite, and Christy were all good sources, but now they're gone.
July 30, 2010
Those lists can be a big help but people tend to list the same films over and over. On one hand that's good because it pretty much means the films listed must be winners if so many people like them. On the other hand you don't find a lot of people listing the wild and crazy fringe stuff because most of those films will be the big budget studie releases that everyone already knows about.
July 30, 2010
I try to make lists that avoid the big blockbusters for exactly that reason. In fact if you catch a big name film on my list it's probably going to a list like "To Quote Roger Ebert, "Your Film Sucks!'" I do have a list with that tile too.
July 25, 2010
Heard so many great things about this movie; definitely one for the horror collection. I need to look at Baby Blues also. Great review!
July 25, 2010
Man if you have yet to see this one you need 2.
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