REVIEW: The Flytipper
– By Stephen Harper
After illegally dumping their rubbish in the back of nowhere, three men suddenly find their van has broken down. With a sudden need to get the hell out of there after being told an urban legend by an old creepy dude who appears out of nowhere, being stranded overnight is the least of their worries.
This slice of 80’s inspired horror/trash (pardon the pun) is written and directed by award winning filmmaker Marc Coleman. There’s no real overthinking when it comes to plot or performance, which works perfectly, Coleman keeps it short and punchy, basically using the idea of a creature made of rubbish that goes on a killing spree. The basic format to the piece shouldn’t disguise ingenuity. What works brilliantly is how crappy the creature looks and the performances playing deadpan off it. I’ve been unfortunate enough to see horror movies with effects worse than this that are deadly serious. Coleman is literally paying homage to 80’s horror classics and by deliberately making the creature aesthetically terrible is just a stroke of genius.
The length of the film was just right and performances and production values extremely well delivered. Coleman obviously has the same love of 80’s horror flicks and stupid sense of humour as me, so this was just up my street.
The Flytipper is a short, silly horror that’s bags of fun and full of heart.
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