Think Kidulthood, in a tower block, with a resident psychopath.
Lloyd, fresh out of prison is roaming the streets with his gang. He’s trying to stay on the straight and narrow for his girlfriend Jemma and their unborn baby. The entice of some quick cash by putting up an antenna for a private radio station lures them into their old home; an empty and dilapidated tower block.
What they don’t realise is that it’s also home to a vengeful psychopath.
Comedown is a modern version of the old disaster movies, like Towering Inferno. They are stuck in a building, and whether it’s a fire or a psychopath, they can’t get out. The main problem with Comedown is you don’t really care what happens to the kids. Mostly they are rude, annoying, vulgar and violent and at times you can’t help but think the world would be better off without them.
The only real character development is with the other girl in the group, Kelly. At the beginning she’s a mouthy so-and-som, but when the killer catches her up, she is plucky and defiant. We all love a girl that can fight!
That said, this is a still an entertaining film, helped by Shining-esque corridor scenes and some very strange hallucinations. This film is not for the squeamish, and some parts are pretty gruesome. Be warned!
The killer is very brazen, and obviously hates the kids as much as I do. Brilliant twists and turns and an unexpected ending, which is unusual in this genre of film. Just learn from my mistake, don’t watch it late at night, on your own, in the dark… you will have nightmares.
Release Date: 11/3/13
Starring: Geoff Bell, Adam Deacon, Jacob Anderson
Director: Menhaj Huda