English comedic horror film set in the Hungarian countryside.......sounds like a recipe for awesome right? .......not so fast. It had all of the elements that I love in most horror comedies, and yet somehow fell a little flat for me.
Witty dialogue coupled with decent acting gave the movie a definitely strong start and the story was even interesting at first, but in the end I think it was the story that unsold me on the whole concept of the film. Maybe it has something to do with the large number of movies that have been forced into the horror market that involve groups of homicidal wingnuts of whatever background attacking other less fortunate and less prepared groups. Although there was an neat little twist of a connection between the killers and their prey that made these victims a little less sympathetic than most. But, for whatever reason by the end I was slightly bored.
However on the other hand you have the gore which was definitely a major saving grace to the film. Disembowelings, beheadings and a bear trap incident that will make you laugh and cringe all at once. Damn fine work on this end to say the least.
Retrospectively it's not really a bad film at all, I think sometimes I just get a little tired of the limitations that the horror genre leaves the less creative minds with.
6.5/10 detached retinas