Stars Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith, Jennifer Ellison,
Running time 92 minutes
Sometimes nothing suits the mood better than a little British perspective! The Cottage is a great example of this sentiment. Filled with laughs, startling moments and slapstick comedy, this is horror comedy done right. I can't count how many times this film had me in fits of laughter, however don't think that means there are no jumps or gore in this movie, because its got that too!
We start out with our villians, the brothers down on their luck looking for a buck, unloading their kidanp victim, a young pretty busty blonde, and bringing her into their isolated cottage. We fairly quickly realize the brothers are no pro criminals, and one has a very peculiar, hilarious phobia, that literally had me in tears. They are being assisted by an even more inept bumbling friend in their grand scheme for financial freedom. You begin to wonder what else can go wrong, which as we horror fans all know is just a tempting fate, because it turns out things can always get worse!
This is mixed genre at its finest, people often try this combination but rarely with this much success. This film has a balance that most lack, with very well crafted scenes on both sides of the genres. You will find yourself almost in tears of laughter during various slapstick moments that are perfectly interwoven with some very good scare and gore moments that are sure to make you gasp. This is one of those films that I can rewatch over and over, it is definitely collection worthy! If you are craving something that is over the top funny, and will leave you jumping out of your seat grabbing the arm of the person next to you this one is definitely the way to go!