When he witnesses his wife's fatal assault at the hands of a group of hoodies, Tommy (Barnard) raises his newborn baby in a pervading atmosphere of dread and paranoia. He's left house bound and coiled for violence.
An agoraphobic worm turns on the mutant hoodies that kidnapped his baby in this horror thriller. It’s well intentioned and sporadically effective but mostly laughable. Lifts work in derelict buildings; nobody ever uses a mobile or calls the police; and saboteurs begin their demolition work at the bottom of tower blocks, blocking their exits. There’s some lip service paid to the idea that not all inner-city kids are necessarily murderous homunculi, but the film has none of the brutal wit of Eden Lake or the slickness of Them.
Plenty of pungent ideas and a nice line in urban terror. The final product falls short of the best in Brit horror, though.