Don Wallace thinks he has the perfect opportunity when he gets a place at the Slaughterhouse private boarding school
However, he soon learns the school is overrun by various groups with nasty controlling bullies and the teachers are not the best led by a headmaster who is only in it for the money, selling part of the school lands to a Fracking site. The site’s disposal of waste has now awoken creatures from below the surface and all hell is about to break loose.
Director: Crispian Mills
Writer: Crispian Mills with Henry Fitzherbert from their story with Luke Passmore
Stars: Finn Cole; Asa Butterfield; Hermione Corfield; Isabella Laughland; Tom Rhys Harries; Michael Sheen; Simon Pegg; Nick Frost; Alex Macqueen & in a cameo Margot Robbie
The BMAF Review:
The first thing audiences should be aware of is that whilst the film is being heavily promoted as a Pegg/Frost vehicle, their roles, as well as Sheen’s, are in fact no more cameos, as this film is predominantly a film about its young stars
Don is given a place at the Slaughterhouse private school and finds because he is not from a privileged background, he is a target for bullies.
He befriends troubled Willoughby Blake and falls for ‘out of his league’ fellow student Clemsie.
They soon find from an environmentalist and former student, Woody, that the head known as The Bat, has sold part of the school ground to a Fracking site which has awoken creatures from below. He is oblivious to this, only taking the money as he cares for no one other than his dog.
With the help of another teacher, Meredith Houseman, the out of sorts students will have to stop the rampaging creatures who are destroying and killing everything in their path.
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