Tribeca Horrors 2008: The Cottage

The Cottage at Tribeca 2008!Just like our extensive and exhausting (on our side, at least) coverage from last year (read it all “>right here), we’re compiling as much info as we can for the horror offerings at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, going down in NYC this April 23rd – May 4th!

Today our focus is on Paul Andrew Williams’ The Cottage, a UK horror/comedy that’s been getting some great word of mouth from its various festival screenings. The film stars Doug Bradley, Jennifer Ellison, Reece Shearsmith, Andy Serkis and Steve O’Donnell and goes a little something like this;

Peter (Reece Shearsmith of the comedy troupe The League of Gentlemen) is a real wimp. He’s got a domineering wife and even a fear of moths. So how’d he end up holding a pottymouthed gangster’s daughter (Jennifer Ellison) hostage in an isolated country cottage with his brother, a hardened criminal (Andy Serkis, The Lord of the Rings)? From the beginning, every step of Peter and his brother’s simple plan goes wrong. Their head-butting hostage seems to be more trouble than she’s worth, her bumbling brother (Steve O’Donnell, Shakespeare in Love), who is in on the scheme, can’t even get a decent ski mask, and they certainly hadn’t counted on two murderous Chinese gangsters lurking in the woods. When their hostage escapes on a bathroom break, the chase leads them to a seemingly abandoned farmhouse where someone dangerous lurks-and he has an axe, a freezer full of hands, and who knows what in the basement.

Definitely a change up from Williams’ first film, London to Brighton! You can see when & where the film is playing this year’s Tribeca Film Festival below, followed by some official stills and, of course, The Cottage trailer. Enjoy!

  • Thursday, April 24th, 10:30PM
    AMC Village VII Theater 1

  • Saturday, April 26th, 11:15PM
    AMC Village VII Theater 7

  • Tuesday, April 9th, 11PM
    Village East Cinema 7

  • Friday, May 2nd, 11:59PM
    Village East Cinema 2

  • Saturday, May 3rd, 11:30PM
    Village East Cinema 7
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