Salvage

  • 18
  • Lawrence Gough (2009)
  • UK
  • 75 min
Salvage
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

One of three movies produced to celebrate Liverpool's 2008 EU City of Culture status, director Lawrence Gough's home-invasion horror is a smartly budgeted and often scary chiller. A timely brand of paranoia is brought to a nightmare scenario involving the contents of a shipwrecked storage container that causes havoc in a sleepy cul-de-sac community on the Wirral. Filmed on the old Brookside set, Gough's feature debut is extremely well cast. Neve McIntosh and Shaun Dooley give terrific performances as the mismatched blind-date couple dealing with an extraordinary situation right on their doorstep, and Gough confidently mines the atmosphere of authoritarian fear-mongering when a military unit arrives and orders everyone to stay indoors without explanation. McIntosh's attempts to locate her estranged daughter (Linzey Cocker) in the ensuing mayhem drives the main plot, which sustains its gory tension and intrigue right up to the climactic revelation.

Plot Summary

Horror thriller starring Neve McIntosh and Shaun Dooley. A mother races to rescue her estranged daughter after the contents of a shipwrecked storage container cause terror in a sleepy cul-de-sac community.

Cast and crew

Cast

Beth
Neve McIntosh
Kieran
Shaun Dooley
Jodie
Linzey Cocker
Clive
Dean Andrews
Lance Corporal Akede
Kevin Harvey
The Savage
Trevor Hancock

Crew

Director
Lawrence Gough

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Revolver
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing.
Available on DVD
Released 19 Mar 2010
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama