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Summary: When a weapons multi-national Palisade Defense reward their European sales division with a team-building weekend in the mountains of Eastern Europe, comedy blends with horror as the team fight first amongst themselves, and later for survival against a group of war-crazed killers intent on revenge. (imdb)
A comedy horror that isn't really that scary but is dark and comedic. It focuses a lot on arms manufacturers and is set up like a slasher flick. So you get really absurd shit going on because that's what you expect from the genre. It does twist a few cliches on their head like naked (or at least half naked) chicks not dying. I liked it but I won't recommend it. But it comes close.
Well, let me just say this, and as indicated by the star rating I gave this movie, this is not a negative review. Its just that the first part of this movie is similar to The Descent. That movie was crap, and this movie improves drastically. Some of the dry British humor in this movie is lost on me, and I usually pick up on it. It could be because this is supposed to be The Office meets High Tension. Once the horror/action part of the film starts, it gets really good and the humor really flies.
Had no idea what this film was about before watching it, and have to say I didnt know whether it was a comedy, or a horror / thriller ... there were some great laughs, yet some really gruesome scenes too .... in the end it was clear that it was a really well acted, scripted and shot comedy/horror. I usually prefer one or the other genre, but this really worked in "Severence". Excellent performances helped from all the ensemble, never "playing for laughs" but never losing comedic timing.
Tries to be a mixture of horror and comedy and fails on both accounts. The tone of the entire film is horror, so the jokes are not only very bad, but they seem completely out of place. Practically every attempt at humor fails and the suspense is mediocre at best. Just a complete waste of time.
It begins with two women falling into a hole about 8 feet deep - the best plan they can hatch to get out is to strip down to their underwear. A few seconds later a guy gets disembowelled. That sums up the entire film, really. It's the very definition of a dumb, by-the-numbers, cabin-in-the-woods slasher flick. There is some humour, I'll give it that, but mostly it just falls flat. If you're looking for an original plot or a film with believable characters, then don't watch this.
Quasi-comedy horror doesn't sound that appealing, but Severance gets away with it with much more style than one would expect. I didn't find it very funny, to be honest (I didn't find it painfully unfunny either, though), but I did actually get creeped out a few times in the first half. Remains entertaining throughout.
Danny Dyer, being the bloke what don't feel no pain that he is, doesn't die. This is a bad thing. Always a pleasure to see Tim McInnery though. Big step down from the criminally underrated "Creep", but entertaining nonetheless.
C-list cast doing D-grade material. Ridiculously mad characters bumble through a truly moronic plot, packed with schlocky cheap thrills and themes grossly derived from other equally bad entries in the gore genre. If you're going to be this unoriginal, why not remake a film that works, like The Shining or Alien?
With a cast of fun character actors and a few clever surprises, Severance shows that one can actually still make a slasher movie that is different than the norm without being redundant, or in being a total parody of them. [Full Review]
A couple of humourous moments here and there but most of those are uncreative and juvenile. There's plenty of gore here for the splatter fans and a plot that's so stupid you'll never be lost ever. Competently made in terms of film making, you're never lost as to what's going on and the editing keeps things moving which can be a problem in horror flicks. Still, unless you're a die hard horror fan this won't entertain.
A pretty fucking awesome horror/black comedy. It's not exactly scary, per se, but it's fucking funny as hell. If you love bad horror film, this movie was made for you, as it doesn't try to take itself seriously most of the time but does poke fun at it's own genre.