WEAVERFISH **** UK 2013 Dir: Harrison Wall. 95 mins
After spending the night partying at a condemned river creek, the atmosphere is soon lost for quiet teenager Reece and his friends. Headaches and heartaches give way to a terrifying race back to civilisation as a grossly disfiguring virus takes hold on the most vulnerable.
This dramatic horror offering from director Harrison Wall is certainly unique to say the least. What we get here is a teen drama that is very slow building, you have to stay with the film as this is a very clever and unique horror offering. I was blown away by this. The film is set up perfectly and it builds to a very climatic ending. The golden rule of a successful horror movie is make a killer ending and it will make your film stand out, and people will only remember the ending no matter what! and this is used to full effect here in this teenage high horror drama.
This is one of those films where you can’t spoil the ending, so the least said about this the better, just let the film speak for itself!
Fans of It Follows and Cabin Fever will love this surprisingly great horror from director Harrison Wall.
Review by Tony Newton