Comedown is a straight-to-DVD British urban horror starring Adulthood’s Adam Deacon.
Whereas US horrors tend to base their stories around pretty, high achieving students – see Cabin in the Woods and Scream – Comedown follows the increasingly tiresome herd in depicting British youth as foulmouthed yobs, and druggies.
Our gang of loud, feral central characters find themselves in peril after venturing into a deserted tower block to rig up an aerial for a pirate radio station.
As the genre demands, their find themselves in a creepy environment in which eventually they’re slowly picked off one by one.
Menhaj Huda’s Direction is solid, atmospheric shot and well paced but is wasted on the by-numbers plot and profanity-laden dialogue.
Comedown is a film which lacks any originality or charm and, like the building at the centre of its threadbare story, should be avoided at all costs.