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Severance cuts it with critics 23 August 2006

The latest Isle of Man Film to be released has received great reviews from film critics. Due to be released this Friday (25th August) in both the UK and the Isle of Man, Severance – described as ‘The Office meets Deliverance’, first started receiving attention at the Cannes Film Festival. Since then, positive reviews have been circulating on the Internet and more recently James King, the Radio 1 Film critic described the film as ‘Absolutely Brilliant – Scary and Hilarious’ whilst Lad’s Mag Loaded said it was ‘The best British horror-comedy you’ll see this year’. The film is further commended by the BBC who describe it as ‘a slick mix of satire and splatter’ whilst Total Film carried a 4 page feature on the film in their September issue resulting in a 4 star review with the quote ‘A rare horror-comedy, one that’s scary, brutally funny and frequently brilliant’.

Severance Starring Danny Dyer, (The Football Factory) Tim McInnerny, (Blackadder) and Laura Harris (24) the film was shot in the Island last July using the Island’s various plantations which doubled as Romanian forests. The horror-comedy tells the story of weapons company, Palisade Defense who reward their European sales division with a team-building weekend in the mountains of Eastern Europe. Comedy blends with horror as the team fight first with each other and later for their survival against a group of war-crazed killers intent on revenge.

Directed by Christopher Smith, (Creep) the film is showing at the Broadway Cinema from Friday 25th August for 3 weeks. For booking enquiries, please contact the Villa Marina box office on 694555.

For further details about the film and to view a trailer, please visit the official website www.severancethemovie.co.uk or www.isleofmanfilm.com/PastProductions/severance.xml

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