F (aka THE EXPELLED) (18)
D: Johannes Roberts
Capital Markets Film Finance/Black Robe (Ernest Riera & Paul Blacknell)
UK 🇬🇧 2010
W: Johannes Roberts
DP: Tim Sidell-Rodríguez
Ed: John Palmer
Mus: Neil Stemp
David Schofield (Robert Anderson), Eliza Bennett (Kate Anderson), Ruth Gemmell (Sarah Balham), Juliet Aubrey (Helen Anderson), Roxanne McKee (Nicky Wright)
Decent low-budget British horror which centres on a group of feral youths attacking a high school and its teachers after hours.
Johannes Roberts keeps the tension building nicely throughout and delivers some nice directorial flourishes, particularly with the faceless villains, who remain hooded throughout as they do an impressive job with their parkour skills before landing their prey. The main and biggest criticism is the needlessly ambiguous ending, which is bound to infuriate the majority of audiences. A good stab at a British version of Scream, but it really won't be appreciated too much by mainstream audiences.