Fantastic Fest 09: BritCom Turns Bleak In DOWN TERRACE

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Fantastic Fest 09: BritCom Turns Bleak In DOWN TERRACE
Well, well ... after making their production debut with Pakistani splatter flick Hell's Ground and announcing their intention to produce Filipino splatter pic Killdroid - promo teaser here - and Karim Hussain's appropriately titled Filthy - promo here - the fine lads at Mondo Macabro went and did something entirely unexpected: they made their sophomore film at home in the UK instead.

A bleaker than bleak comedy, Ben Wheatley's Down Terrace will be having its world premiere at Fantastic Fest 09, a screening that will no doubt draw attention thanks to a cast that includes key players from Spaced, The Office and Ideal. Here's an excerpt from the festival's description:

DOWN TERRACE opens with Bill (Bob Hill) and his son Karl (Rob Hill) leaving a courthouse after a stint in jail. As soon as they get out, the pair try to figure out who ratted them out to the police. Its not exactly clear why Bill and Karl were locked up, but their habitual drug intake and shady dealings indicate that they are up to no good. Karl's wife (Julia Deakin) seems nice enough, but she is intricately involved in the skullduggery that got her husband and son locked up. Various suspicious characters enter the scenario, including hated family friend Garvey (Tony Way), a hit man named Pringle (Michael Smiley) who carries his toddler to jobs, Karl's pregnant girlfriend (Kerry Peacock), and a brutal oaf named Eric (David Schaal). Everyone suspects each other of being a snitch, and the paranoia blossoms into a deadly web of plots and schemes.
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