Sunday, December 4, 2011

Severance (2006)

Last night after raising the aluminum tree and decorating it with vintage ornaments, it was time to relax and just chill out. Searching for something interesting to watch, I finally decided to take a chance of the horror-comedy Severance from 2006.

Plot/ A team-building weekend in the mountains of Eastern Europe goes horribly wrong for the sales division of the multi-national weapons company Palisade Defense when they become the victims of a group of crazed killers who will stop at nothing to see them dead.

Usually, any horror-comedy I watch is subpar, never truly finding that balance between the two elements. Fortunately, this one was quite different with a nice blend of creepiness, gore and comedy to keep it on track. Yes, there are some typical flaws in characterization and some story holes, but all-in-all it really works. The acting is decent, the pacing solid and most importantly the effects and gore is outstanding (did I mention the grindhouse-esque topless gunner at the end-awesome!).  In the end, this horror-comedy is a refreshing break from the typical slasher and one that should keep you entertained throughout.  

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