From Proportion Productions comes ‘Unhinged’ a remake of the 1982 Don Gronquist video nasty ‘Unhinged’, a film that I hadnt seen for years, but very much remember, taking us into the story of three girls who are snatched by a crazy family and held in a creepy old house. But lets jump forward to this remake of an often forgotten film. Unhinged, which easily gets my award for one of, if not the best remake of this generation of horror film makers.
Four American best friends decide to take the back roads travelling to a wedding in England, and on their way find themselves stranded in the woods, where they discover a house occupied by Miss Perkins (played by Michelle Archer), who promises to look after them until help comes. Little do they know,they are about to discover the meaning of the words ‘true horror’.
As always, the great Becky Fletcher (Darker Shades of Elise, Deadly Waters) is on top form in whatever film genre she tackles. Having previous watched Becky in the top notch thriller Darker Shades of Elise, its great to see her tackle horror this time and without skipping a beat, she is perfect in this film too. Joining the cast are Kate Lister (as Kate Greer ‘Fox Trap’, Lucy-Jane Quinlan ‘ Weaverfish’ , Lorena Andrea ‘ House on Elm Lake’ who make up the main roles in this tale of darkness, and distress. There isnt much to say about the storyline, other than whilst this is a remake of an older film, and it does contain the many cliches of horror films that we love to see in scary films, we love the film more for it.
Dont go to a strangers house (they do), dont ask strangers for help (they ask), dont take short cuts through the woods (they do and they shouldnt) Unhinged is like putting on a lovely pair of comfortable shoes that we might not have worn for a while, but still fit us perfectly.
Beautifully filmed and put together, Unhinged is another film that horror films will love and feel familiar with and the perfect film to sit around the television with in the evening, drink a few drinks, eat some good and watch a good fun film that ticks all the boxes of a classic slasher flick but also gives that much needed progression to the horror genre with a quality to match its storytelling.
Beware the creepy Miss Perkins!!!