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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Alice Lowe
Steve Oram
Directors
Ben Wheatley
Screenwriters
Alice Lowe
Steve Oram
Running Time
88 minutes

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Caravan of carnage


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Plot
Tina (Lowe), eager to get away from her domineering mother, goes on a caravan holiday with Chris (Oram), who has recently become her boyfriend. As the couple tour the English countryside, visiting camping sites and museums, their relationship deepens and darkens. A rash of violent deaths breaks out along the route the lovers are travelling...


Verdict
A uniquely British blend of excruciating comedy of embarrassment and outright grue, not quite as disorientating in its mood shifts as Kill List but just as impressive a film. Whether it ruins Crich Tramway Museum for you or prompts you to recreate Chris and Tina’s pilgrimage to the Ribblehead Viaduct, Wheatley’s film serves as a black-comic state-of-the-nation address.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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