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Lawrence Gough (2009)

18 Certificate
Sun 4 Jun 12:20am - 1:35am BBC Two


Our Score
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.


A mysterious and deadly creature escapes from a sunken cargo ship and hides out in a suburban neighbourhood. As paranoia grips the populace and the military try to cover things up, a woman desperately searches for her missing daughter - only to come face to face with the monster. Horror, starring Neve McIntosh, Shaun Dooley and Linzey Cocker.

Cast & Crew

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

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


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