The Lesson :- Watch The Lesson on Youtube on Fire, A bullied teacher with too much on his plate snaps and kidnaps two of his students in order to get revenge and teach them a lesson. A surprising small scale gem of a horror film that is scary, intelligent and just damn amazing. Where the hell has this film been lurking and why the hell haven’t I heard of it until now? No matter Slamdance has it and soon I suspect will the world, and we are so much better for it. Director Ruth Platt has fashioned one hell of thrill ride that doesn’t feel like any other horror film out there. Part social commentary, part torture porn, part theater piece the film has a great deal on it’s mind and it manages to get it all out while making you wince and scream and feel. Its a brilliant twist on a well worn sub-genre that normally I avoid like the plague. There is much to admire here.but the big deal here is the creation of mood and a head space. What Platt has done is assemble the film in such away that the audience is completely off it’s feet, forceing them to dance and engage to get a grasp on what is going on, much like Fin who is tied to a table and forced to endure a lesson that may cost him his life. The opening sequences look like any number of socially relevant dramas coming out of the UK. There are black and white flash backs to Fin’s childhood that fill in background.
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Release: 29 February 2016 (UK)
IMDB Rating: 5.7/10
Director: Ruth Platt
Stars: Robert Hands, Evan Bendall, Michaela Prchalová