Sarah Tyler returns to her troubled family home in the isolated countryside, for a much put-off visit. As a storm rages outside, Sarah, her family and friends shore up for the night, cut off from the outside world. But something comes out of the driving rain and darkness. Something that holds a dark secret so devastating that, in one night, it could wipe out the entire family.
Genre : Horror
Country : UK
Tom Felton : Gary
Gemma Atkinson : Emily
John Lynch : McRae
Aasif Mandvi : Mr Chetty
Also known as : 13 Hrs
Oh no, not again a werewolf …
The only positive thing about this movie is that the werewolf appears really soon in the beginning. Daughter dear (Isabella Calthorpe) returns from the U.S. She meets (with a British coolness) her father. Joins a drinking party with her annoying stepbrothers. And after going to the mansion, the spectacle can start and of we go for a hellish slasher story.
Now about the negative points. Well there are too many to mention. There’s absolutely no introduction or any history about the family. The acting performances of a number of brothers and the bitchy girlfriend are completely irritating. There’s no explanation where the creature suddenly comes from. Very poor and unconvincing performances. Their actions are completely ridiculous given the situation they are in. Apparently these British youngsters enjoy themselves a lot and think it’s tremendously exciting as their family is massacred. It’s so exciting that despite the threat of being teared into pieces by the phenomenon that wanders around the house, the son has the irresistible urge to try to get his busty girlfriend excited. Terribly bad special effects and sickening stroboscopic effects.
This movie is a mockery of the werewolf genre if you compare it with “An American Werewolf in London” and its magnificent transformation scene. The grimage at the end is distressing and the ending is terribly bad. Someone described it masterfully like this : “No tension, no pace, no catch phrases, no humour, no wit and unfortunately no horror“. I rest my case !
Conclusion : a boring and annoying film, with the sole purpose to show a chain of slasher-movie effects, which were also terribly visualized.