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This is obviously a very low-budget movie, and it looks every inch of it. Some of the above can be solved simply by inventing reasons to set the camera in a different place or to alter the POV. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! For a school project, Cowen Rosewell begins recording an average week in his life with his friends Kipper, Philippa Martell, and Phil’s brother Adam. A postman arrives at the Martell flat and attacks Phil without provocation. A few actors are actually very enjoyable to watch and it would be nice to see them in a different role. By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. The Darkest Dawn, the second film in the award-winning Hungerford franchise, stars major UK-based YouTube stars Bethan Leadley, Cherry Wallis and Stuart Ashen. Please send. But like the rougher edges of the script, Casson is in occasional need of an outside observer to tune him into a better-suited pitch for the high drama scenes. The camera work and performances do a good job of portraying this, as well as the cleverly shot scenes of Cowen and co. peeping around walls. With its somber setting and serious performances, nothing else in cinema tackles the terror of dementia with as much tact and creepy creativity. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. This problem is most clear in the large country house visited twice in the film. Copyright © 2013-2020 Ian Sedensky & Culture Crypt LLC. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy Because Adam is on probation, and fearful that the police would not believe their story, the friends hide the body. Directed by nineteen-year-old Casson, Hungerford is a charmingly homegrown addition to a lagging subgenre, brimming with ideas and personality. Please try again.

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They are non-existent. It is generally the most common “found footage” complaint, and “Hungerford” is one of the worst offenders. They just stumble around with stereotypical zombie mannerisms and fail to be threatening in any way, especially apparent when they attack as they do so in a staged and held-back manner. It is as though for every practical shortcoming, Casson always has something to place at the other end to keep the scales balanced.