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Hammer Horror's Beyond the Rave plot

Hammer_Dracula.jpgThe plot has arrived for the first film from the newly reanimated Hammer House of Horror studio, Beyond the Rave, and it certainly doesn't sound like the new Hammer House is going to have any ties to the old.

The film sounds like it will follow the existing plot structures of others such as Hostel (Filmstalker review). Here's what it comes down to.

"Beyond the Rave, a vampire story set in England's underground party scene, is a combination of traditional horror themes and contemporary setting and characters. The movie follows the last hours of freedom of local soldier Ed, who is flying out to Iraq the following morning. With the help of his best friend Necro, he spends his last night in the UK tracking down his missing girlfriend Jen, last seen partying with a bizarre group of hardcore night-time ravers led by the mysterious Melech. But as he catches up with Jen at a party in a remote forest, Ed discovers that Melech's crowd, who are hosting the event, are looking for more than a night of fun, and that not everyone will make it through to dawn…"

That's the plot from Bloody Disgusting through Obsessed With Film for Beyond the Rave, and it doesn't sound that different from the horrors we've seen to date. Of course what could be different is the direction, and it'll be interesting to see if they hark back to the good old days of Hammer House.

Personally I don't see there's a lot of scope to do that, the good old days were campy and over the top, but they were great fun. I just don't see horror like that working today, in a genre that relies on more and more realistic shocks and scares than anything.



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