Long story short, The Cottage is a great horror/comedy that fans of films like Shaun of the Dead, Severance, and Evil Dead really need to say. Hell, any horror fans in general will find a lot to enjoy in this film, with its quirky humor, plentiful gore, and fun storyline.
Full review after the jump!
In The Cottage, Andy Serkis and Reece Shearsmith play two awful kidnappers who kidnap the daughter of a gangster (Jennifer Ellison – DAMN!) in an effort to get money that they can use to buy a boat and retire. However, the gangster, onto their plan, sends some Chinese hit-men to take them out. Doesn’t really sound scary yet, does it? Well, when the sh*t hits the fan about halfway into the film, it doesn’t let go as the kidnappers (and kidnapped) come across an abandoned farm…that may not be so abandoned.
Imagine the very-American Wrong Turn made by a bunch of crazy Brits with dark senses of humor, and you might have a good idea of what you’re in store for with The Cottage. Andy Serkis, finally playing something other than CG characters (and no, I don’t count his Popeye-esque role as the ship’s captain in King Kong), does an excellent job, as do the rest of the cast. They manage to make you laugh while all of these horrible things are happening to them. This is a horror comedy that gets it right – there’s tons of great humor, but the film never lets you forget that it is a horror film, and is made for adults.
If you’re looking for a fun horror film that, while not entirely original, will still end up giving all of its viewers a great time, give The Cottage a shot!