Team-building Workshops Suck It: SEVERANCE – The Dungeon Review!

severance-promo-poster“Another Bloody Office outing!”

This is actually the second time I’ve seen the film “SEVERANCE” and it will not be the last time. This film is bloody brilliant! I enjoyed this 2006 British Horror-Comedy so much It has been included on the “Goregirl’s 100 Best Horror Films of all Time”. It is the perfect balance of humour, suspense, action and gore. The premise is a group of employees that work for a multi-national weapons manufacturer go on a team-building workshop in the mountains of Eastern Europe. Yes, it uses the typical survivalist horror plotline; group of people stuck in the middle of nowhere having to fight for their lives. Hundreds of films use that same plotline but most of them don’t do it this well. The reason for the killing and the group behind it offers up a unique twist. There are no mutants in this one. The performances are outstanding. There are characters you love and others that you will love hating. The fun is in waiting to see who gets picked off next and what nasty way they will go. A couple of the deaths are actually hilarious too! This film holds an extra dear place in my heart because I used to work for a large corporation that insisted on “team-building” exercises. Some people were so in to it! Shiny, happy little ass kissers enthusiastically waving their hand in the air to volunteer themselves as a team leader. As my team leader is cheering me on while I run across the lawn with an egg between my legs at 10 A.M., I could not help but picture them stepping into a bear trap! Team-building exercises suck ass!! I can do my freaking job without fun and game time. What am I six? So, as I was saying, I love this movie. I love everything about it. It is funny, crafty, gory, suspenseful and well directed. The ending was perfect and most rewarding. I would not change a single thing about this film. It gets a perfect score from me. Highly recommended!!!

Dungeon Review: 5/5

Directed By: Christopher Smith

Starring: Toby Stephens, Claudie Blakley, Andy Nyman, Babou Ceesay, Tim McInnerny, Laura Harris, Danny Dyer, David Gilliam, Juli Drajkó and Judit Viktor

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