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Jake West (2009)

15 Certificate


Our Score
A gang of unreconstructed males out to cheer up a divorced pal find their rural bolt hole's been swamped by "man-hating feminist cannibals" in this surprisingly entertaining romp. Although similar in outline to Lesbian Vampire Killers, this amusing splatter-fest has more going for it - Dan Schaffer's clever script unfalteringly sends up our heroes' chauvinistic attitudes to womankind in general, not just the scantily clad, virus-infected femmes fatales thirsting for their blood. Even those averse to Danny Dyer's usual cheeky-chappie persona may be pleasantly surprised by his self-mocking performance here. Moreover, the fact the lads loyally stand by their gay pal (Emil Marwa) indicates the film's refreshing approach to often hidebound horror-movie conventions. True, it's not quite as satirically sharp as Shaun of the Dead, and director Jake West often times the gags with a thud, yet it's certainly a smarter outing than its premise would lead you to expect.


A man is plunged into misery by his divorce, so his friends decide to cheer him up with a weekend-long party in a country village where women outnumber men by three to one. However, when they arrive, they find a virus has transformed the female population into bloodthirsty cannibals, leaving them fighting for their lives. Comedy horror, starring Danny Dyer and Noel Clarke.

Cast & Crew

Neil Danny Dyer
Vince Stephen Graham
Mikey Noel Clarke
Patrick Keith-Lee Castle
Graham Emil Marwa
Matt Lee Ingleby
Banksy Neil Maskell
Candy Christina Cole
The Snipper Emily Booth
Colonel Billy Murray
Sergeant Gavin Wright Terry Stone
Bex Adele Silva
Meg Nut Mary Tamm
Director Jake West
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: VertigoGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 12 Jun 2009
Comedy Drama