Writer: James Moran
Starring: Sheridan Smith
Home Release: 18/02/2013
Tower Block was released in cinemas last year, but I can bet your bottom dollar that not one person reading this will have seen it, or possibly even heard of it (this may be a slight exaggeration, but not entirely). This is a real shame, because Tower Block the first genuinely intense and nerve-destroying British films in quite a few years; something we should have been more proud to show off.
Serenity House was once a glamorous and popular place to live, with spectacular views over London for the residents to enjoy, but in 2012 it has become a place for drugs, drinking and crime to thrive and envelop the community. One fateful night a pair of thugs chase a boy up to the top floor of the soon-to-be-demolished flats, and beat him mercilessly to his death; nobody tries to help, people lock their doors, and somehow not a single person knows anything of these events when police come asking questions.
Three months later, the residents are waking up on a Saturday morning, some hung over, some in bed with strangers, and some just with their families. It's at this point when an unknown assassin starts shooting through the windows attempting to kill off our mismatch of neighbours. Plucky, pretty and brave Becky (Smith) takes charge, thinking of whatever way she can to save the other victims, but as the night goes on they slowly get picked off one by one. Left till the end are Becky, aggressive thug Kurtis (O'Connell), shy alcoholic Paul (Tovey), and upfront and honest Neville (Brown). They battle on till morning, fighting till the last moment, when the masked killer is revealed to be...
If you are looking for an overly intense, jump-out-of-your-seat, high octane thrill ride of a movie, Tower Block will supply you with all of this. It is a real shame it was so let down with it's initial release; so let's make it's home release even bigger.
Tower Block - Trailer