High school is hard… In fact, somewhere between the raging hormones, social battles and educational pressure, it is a kind of Hell – a torturous prison that incarcerates, for six hours out of the day, unwilling teenage masses.
Julian Gilbey’s previous feature, 2007s Rise of the Footsoldier, is the kind of exploitative, no-nonsense thugs-on-a-mission movie that splits audiences into two definitive categories.
‘It’s the American Shaun of the Dead’…a statement you will no doubt have heard one to many times in relation to vaguely entertaining comedy horrors released in the wake of Edgar Wright’s fanboy classic.
As movie antagonists go, Nazi’s are done to death. Even the much celebrated villains of the insidious ‘Empire’ (Star Wars) were just Nazis in space, with added super powers albeit.
Mixing teen romance, occult terror, anime violence, mid nineties nu-goth moping and one ghostly revenge tale, this action horror from writer/director Brian Metcalf was doomed from its conception.