Severance Who knew that the breakup of the Soviet bloc would be such a boon to the slasher-film industry? Severance , a British hack-'em-up, might be… Severance Who knew that the breakup of the Soviet bloc would be such a boon to the slasher-film industry? Severance , a British hack-'em-up, might be… 2007-05-18 R PT99M Comedy Horror Danny Dyer Laura Harris Magnolia Pictures
Movie Review

Severance (2007)

MPAA Rating: R
Severance | BOUND FOR GORY Arms sellers on a trip to eastern Europe find themselves in Hostel territory in the British horror film Severance
BOUND FOR GORY Arms sellers on a trip to eastern Europe find themselves in Hostel territory in the British horror film Severance
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: May 18, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 99 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Horror; With: Danny Dyer and Laura Harris; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Who knew that the breakup of the Soviet bloc would be such a boon to the slasher-film industry? Severance, a British hack-'em-up, might be described as Friday the 13th with better motivation. Seven employees of a multinational arms company pay a visit to Hungary — and wind up getting picked off, in the woods, by a ghoulish pack of military renegades. The chintzy characters, hair-raising deaths, and one spectacular rocket-launcher joke aren't enough to give Hostel a run for its blood, but they will keep the desensitized occupied.

Originally posted May 16, 2007 Published in issue #935 May 25, 2007 Order article reprints