The Cottage

The Cottage DVDThe Cottage (2012) has all of the ingredients that make up a classic horror film without any mucking around with unique plot devices or character depth. A thug who believes he’s the only competent person in the story. His scaredy cat brother, unwillingly thrust into criminal life. A martial artist stripper. Asian spies. A farmer with a tragic past who’s going around stealing faces.

As gruesome as the film gets–as it is basically just a slow maiming of all the characters until their inevitable demises–it’s also a comedy. I didn’t have high hopes for this schlocky horror-comedy, but in the end, it actually wasn’t a waste of $3 on Amazon streaming. I was surprised at how much I laughed throughout the film, mainly because the entire experience is just Reece Shearsmith screaming like a girl for a solid hour and a half. Andy Serkis is good, too. Andy Serkis is always good.

It’s ridiculous, but it accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do.



Jaime Pond is the editor of Anglonerd. She lives and works in NYC. Follow her on Twitter.

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