Trailer and images for The Cottage, released March 14th
10th Mar 08
Who'd have thought, after the brutally downbeat debut of London To Brighton, that Paul Andrew Williams was really a horror / comedy fan at heart. Well, with the upcoming release of The Cottage (on March 14th from Pathe), it seems that's exactly what he is.
After briefly working with Severance writer James Moran on a yet-to-be produced project, Paul Andrew Williams eventually decided he wanted to make The Cottage, a self-penned script that had been floating around in the director's head for over five years. The result is a blood-splattered, balls-to-the-wall gut-wrenching laughter fest, very much in the same vein as early Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson.
Starring Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith and the delectable Jennifer Ellison, The Cottage looks very much like one to check out when it hits cinemas this coming weekend. Scroll below for a trailer and clip links, a synopsis and images.
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In the dead of night, a car arrives at a secluded country cottage. Bickering constantly, brothers David (Andy Serkis) and Peter (Reece Shearsmith) climb out to inspect the hideaway. The pair have set aside their differences for a quick moneymaking scheme - a kidnapping.
Tracey (Jennifer Ellison), bound, gagged and unconscious, is locked in the trunk of the car. Her 'black sheep' step-brother Andrew (Steven O'Donnell) is also in on the scheme. The kidnapping however goes completely wrong with Tracey turning the tables on her captors and escaping with Peter as a hostage.
David and Andrew follow them into the woods but they soon discover something far more terrifying is lurking in the darkness. The stage is set for a grotesquely comic battle for survival when our characters encounter a maniacal Farmer. Who will survive and what will be left of them?