POUNCE (a.k.a. Silverhide) *** UK 2015 Dir: Keith R. Robinson. 71 mins
Pounce is a horror/thriller feature film following a group of conspiracy theorists who are staking out a top Secret military base in the Welsh mountains. They are looking for an experimental and highly classified test aircraft to report back to headquarters when they accidentally uncover something far more sinister, a top secret and dangerous creature that the military discovered in the 1920s. The unworldly creature, known as Silverhide, a werewolf that has fur that turns invisible in moonlight, which the government have been testing on since the 1920’s to use as a weapon for both destruction and defence.
Pounce follows the plight of the group of investigators as they are hunted both by the creature and the military, who will stop at nothing to keep their classified specimen a secret.
Pounce (also known as Silverhide) is a British horror feature film Directed and penned by Keith R. Robinson.
This low budget British horror offering is ultimately a werewolf horror film, although we don’t see much of the werewolf on display here, the film utilises a very clever way of getting around that! The werewolf known as Silverhide can go undetected with its silver fur to the human eye in moonlight.
The film is a bit of a slow burn, but worth sticking with, and the further you get into it you can’t help liking the characters and admiring the plot!
Not enough screen time of the werewolf! I would have loved to have seen more werewolf action, but the clever use of storyline kind of works in the films favour. Yes, we do see the creature, but I just wanted more, like The American Werewolf In London, full on gore and Werewolf changing FX which we don’t get here. But, what we do get here is a very clever, if not underrated British horror with a lot of heart and passion, and a director with a love for the horror genre!
The DVD cover for this movie is freaking awesome! I have this on display in my horror collection!
If you are a fan of Dog Soldiers or any British indie horror you will love this film.
Review by Tony Newton