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Comedy horror The Snarling had Artrix audience howling with laughter

Tristan Harris 2nd Mar, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A CROWD of more than 200 people watched the Midlands premiere of comedy horror Brit flick The Snarling and were literally howling with laughter throughout.

The Artrix auditorium was buzzing as the film, with its superb script full of brilliant one-liners, innuendos and visual gags, was screened.

Excellent characters, a solid plot and at least a joke a minute in its 82 minutes make this film well worth a watch.

The movie, shot in Studley and Redditch, centres around a crew making a zombie horror movie but then in a case of life imitating art, the crew-created mauled bodies and severed limbs scenarios become a reality and the police move in to investigate.

Among the several elements which made this film such a success were the classic quintessential English village setting and the chemistry between the three main characters – down-to-earth Dirty Hog landlord Bob (Ben Manning), the ‘Trigger-like’ Les Jarvis (Laurence Saunders) and ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ lovable local Mike (Chris Simmons).

The chemistry and interaction between the trio of friends was a joy to watch and they bounced off each other beautifully, giving the impression they have been friends all their life.

There were also plenty of memorable comedy moments from the ever-hungry and always eating Detective Inspector (Pablo Raybould) and desperate-to-plesae but not the brightest PC Haskins (Ste Johnson) as the pair try to crack the case.

The film has drawn inevitable comparisons with Shaun of the Dead and it is not over-exaggerating to say that, with the right distributor, it has the potential to be as equally successful at the box office.

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