The Hallows Estate is on alert as strange graffiti tags with messages declaring the streets will be taken over on Halloween night begin to appear on walls around the place, along with sightings of strange figures lurking in the shadows. One of the gangs responsible for the serious anti social behavior that give the estate a bad name, decide to take these threats head on and ignore the curfew on Halloween night. But who ever, or what ever, this new threat is, they seem to have the very night on their side as they make good on their promise of claiming the streets by frightening and violent means.
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A classic horror film with an unexpected outcome
The film is centred around a group of delinquent youths living on an estate. Approaching halloween, graffiti tags with warnings appear: "We are coming"? It is clear that the gang introduced to us from the beginning are not responsible for these tags.
For the first part of the film, the suspense is built and we also learn of the relationships between different members of the gang. We are also introduced to the two protagonists Darren (Ethan Taylor) and Cassie (Sarah Akokhia) who are brothers and sisters with a troubled but relatable family history. It is touching to see how their relationship changes throughout the course of the film. The film picks up pace half way through and we are thrown into a whirlwind of kidnappings by eery mask-wearing villains. The second half takes place in a creepy abandoned building and the events leading up to the film apex would not be out of place in a video game.
The directors obvious passion from the horror genre shines through, as the film is jam packed full of references from classics such as John Carpenter's Halloween. Another highlight was the acting and especially impressive were the youngest members of the cast who were clearly well directed.
This accomplished the nail biting tension one would want from a horror, interspersed with moments of light humour and also a gripping plot.