When the Screaming Starts

2021

Comedy / Horror

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 134

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September 22, 2022 at 06:35 AM

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Yasen Atour as Jack
Vår Haugholt as Viktoria
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 29 min
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English 2.0
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1 hr 29 min
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Reviewed by morrison-dylan-fan 8 / 10

When the Screaming Stops.

After being dazzled from Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes (2021-also reviewed) I decided to double bill it with a "First Blood" screening/stream at FrightFest. Picking one of the titles out of the section totally at random, I prepared for the screams to start.

View on the film:

Discussing in a interview after the screening/stream about all the various non-movie projects (stage shows, festivals etc) he and the cast/crew had done before this title, co-writer (with lead actor Ed Hartland) / director Conor Boru makes a excellent feature film debut which runs like a well-oiled machine, thanks to Boru & cinematographer Adrian Musto closely working with editor Alan Rae to pair every killer one-liner with a killer set-piece.

Sitting in on the first "family" meeting with very funny match cuts from Rae, Boru refreshingly goes for a mock-doc, rather then Found Footage style, which allows for stylish whip-pans, zoom-ins and slow-motion catching each off the cuff funny one-liner each member makes.

Whilst making this a humorous odd bunch, Boru impressively does not shy away from presenting their murderous ways in a brutal manner,with nail gun close-ups on the killings the cackling family commit, which unleashes a spray of gore which pours out until the screaming fades.

Hoping to make a name for themselves as serial killers, the ensemble cast give gripping live-wire performances,with Ed Hartland dead-pan slicing into Mendle's anxiety about committing murder,whilst dreaming of becoming a famous serial killer, and Kave Niku hilariously steals every scene he is in as the out of the loop Masoud.

Getting the family all together, the screenplay by Hartland and Boru displays real superb comedic skill by cleverly giving each member of the family their moment to shine with deadly one-liners, from creepy twins Viktoria and Veronika to burning hot sociopath Amy, who all make end their family meeting when the screaming starts.

Reviewed by gillman11 8 / 10

Top notch horror black comedy

When The Screaming Starts (Grimmfest 9th Oct 2021).

A down-at-heel documentary film maker begins to follow a cinema usher (and former black metal guitarist) who has decided to become a serial killer.

A terrifically entertaining black comedy utilising an energetic ensemble. Equally funny in highlighting the mundanities of everyday existence for the central anti hero and character clashes as the plot develops.

The synopsis makes it sound like Man Bites Dog or Behind The Mask but this flick is savvy in avoiding aping superficially similar productions and carving it's own path.

What's particularly impressive is how the performances and thoughtful editing ensure the film maintains its energy through the final act as the story moves away from humour and into grim irony.

Highly recommended.

Reviewed by BandSAboutMovies 4 / 10

Killer lessons

Aidan Mendle (Ed Hartland) wants to be the kind of killing machine that gets his own Netflix doc or podcasts following his horrible crime spree. His girlfriend Julia (Katherine Bennett-Fox) is holding back sex until that happens; she's also auditioning a family of their own, a cult of like-minded killers.

Nathan Graysmith (Jared Rogers) is looking for a way to get his filmmaking career going. True crime seems like the way to go; he finds Adam and Julia to be willing subjects.

There's no way this is going to end well.

Adding Weird twins Veronika and Viktoria (Ronja Haugholt and Vår Haugholt), senior citizen Donald (John-Christian Bateman), butcher Jack (Yasen Atour), Masoud (Kavé Niku) who is looking for a yoga support group, rich goth girl Amy (Octavia Gilmore) and social media influencer Imogen (Sui-see Hung), they decide that their first night of mayhem will be a home invasion - the targets have been picked by Amy - with Nathan filming it all.

Director Conor Boru, who wrote this with Ed Hartland, has a cute concept that he's infused with a great undercurrent of uncertainty; the horror and madness can intrude at any time and those that want to be a killer the most may not be prepared for what happens when someone who is a true murderer rears their head.

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