Saturday, 6 June 2009

Neglected cinema: Unman, Wittering and Zigo

Here's a brief review from Channel Four's website:

Not so much a whodunnit as a 'did they actually do it?', this posh school chiller is full of intriguing twists and turns.

Unfairly neglected British psychological horror, in which Hemmings' jittery schoolteacher is informed by his new charges that they killed his predecessor - and that he'll suffer the same fate if he doesn't dole out the right kind of marks.

It's Anderson's 
If... retold from the point of view of the masters, with a gaggle of stuffy character actors in the staff-room roles (Lott, Wilmer) and a register-full of potentially murderous schoolboys - with absurd names like Blisterine, Bungabine, Cloistermouth and Cuthbun. You may have to wait until after the closing credits to find out who-what-if theydunit.

I'd love to see this film get the proper release it deserves. It's (temporarily, no doubt) viewable in episodes here:

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