The Cottage

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  • R
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 6.1  (12,994)

The Cottage is a 2008 British horror comedy film directed by Paul Andrew Williams, starring Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith, and Jennifer Ellison. The movie follows two brothers, David (Andy Serkis) and Peter (Reece Shearsmith), who plan a kidnapping to extort money from their wealthy boss Arnie (Steven O'Donnell) but end up in a situation they never expected.

The movie starts with David and Peter arguing while driving to their target's secluded country cottage, both of whom have different agendas on how the kidnapping should be done. They arrive at the cottage only to discover that their victim is not there, instead, they find Tracey (Jennifer Ellison), Arnie's daughter, who was supposed to be on holiday. It's then that the unexpected begins to happen, which sets in motion an array of scary and funny sequences.

The kidnapping plan soon turns into a nightmare for the two brothers when they learn about the legend of a deformed local hulking man named "The Farmer" who resides nearby. The situation adds to the suspense and confusion as the brothers begin to experience unexplained noises and strange occurrences in the cottage, which forces them to band together with Tracey, who proves to be smarter and more capable than they imagined. All the while, they must dodge an aggressive and seemingly invincible, boar-like creature that appears to be guarding the cottage.

As The Farmer approaches, the tension escalates, giving way to a series of gory, violent scenes that pit the three against the terrifying creature. The special effects are expertly crafted, and the physical performances of the actors help make the horror and gore of the film more effective.

What makes The Cottage a standout horror-comedy is the well-crafted dialogue, sharp wit, and the offbeat humor that punctuates the dark undertones of the movie. There are plenty of tense moments that are broken up by spurts of levity to create a perfect balance of horror and humor.

The performances of the actors are exceptional, with Andy Serkis and Reece Shearsmith managing to perfectly embody their characters, each one bringing something unique to the movie. Serkis plays the older brother, David, who is angry and impulsive, while Shearsmith is the younger, more nervous Peter, always trying to maintain control of the situation. Jennifer Ellison is impressive as Tracey, who proves to be a fighter when it matters most.

The movie also stands out for its setting, the countryside of the UK. The remote rural setting creates a feeling of isolation and dread, adding to the atmosphere of danger that the characters face. The cinematography of The Cottage is also stunning, making great use of the natural lighting and colors of the area to create a sense of unease and discomfort.

Overall, The Cottage is a thrilling and entertaining horror-comedy that blends scares, gore, and offbeat humor perfectly. The movie delivers top-tier performances from its cast, as well as stunning visuals and a chilling soundtrack that all help to create a sense of dread and terror. If you are a fan of the genre or just looking for a good scare with a dash of humor, The Cottage is definitely one to watch.

The Cottage is a 2008 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    6.1  (12,994)