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‘Everyone’s dying… for a wedding invite.’

Unhinged is a 2017 British horror film edited and directed by Dan Allen (Mummy Reborn) from a screenplay co-written with co-producer Scott Jeffrey (The House on Elm Lake; Fox Trap).

Apparently, a loose remake of the 1982 American movie Unhinged (a former video nasty), the Proportion Productions movie stars Kate Greer, Lucy-Jane Quinlan, Becky Fletcher and Lorena Andrea.



Melissa and her three American bridesmaids, who decide to take the English back roads whilst travelling to her wedding in the countryside. On the way, a deadly secret forces the girls to be stranded in the woods.


The young women discover a house, occupied by Miss Perkins, who promises to look after them until they find help. Little do the girls know, a dark evil lurks in and around the grounds of the house. Only when the ladies come face to face with ‘it’ will they truly discover what real horror is…


” …the overall quality isn’t that bad at all. Yeah, the girls weren’t the best actresses, but that’s not something I expect from a low budget slasher. I also like to mention the music. Overall the music was pretty decent, although sometimes a little weird. But it had that nice 80’s feel to it.” Conmose

” …the girls are unlikeable and the dialogue doesn’t help (“This isn’t f*cking Dexter!”). There’s a sense of desperation about the way the movie throws in a pointless scene of Lorena Andrea manacled to a wall and tortured (like every other post-Hostel horror movie of the early 2000’s), and almost everything else is misjudged, from the coy lesbian love scene to the terrible song at the end.” Horrorscreams Videovault

” …there’s something of an automatic grit which British slashers seem to have as a matter of course  […] and which Unhinged ’17 benefits from too. The matrimonial theme contributes to the iconic look of the film’s antagonist, who is creepy AF in their flowing wedding dress, weird baldy mask and (in an odd detail which I adored) elbow-length rubber gloves.” The Movie Waffler

” … like Don Gronquist’s original – this film is actually pretty timid, especially when it comes to the gore that you’d typically expect from a slasher movie. Instead, director Dan Allen uses a lot of fake blood and a grisly sound mix to make up for a lack of make-up effects.” Nerdly

“There were parts where the pacing was a little slow, but all in all the film was pretty good. I really enjoyed the story as well. I liked that we got more from the characters than just flat characters, we got to know a little bit about their backstory which I think is very important in a film like this.” The People’s Movies

“Overall Unhinged may be predictable and full of the classic horror clichés, but it has some good moments and once it gets going, is a lot of fun. I don’t think being called a remake is beneficial to the film, as it doesn’t have the expected gore to warrant the marketing as a remake of a video nasty.” Roobla

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” …that the only victims are those with fluid sexuality leaves a sour aftertaste from an otherwise okay production, which, with some more cash thrown at it (and a bigger house) could’ve pushed it up the rankings a fair distance; Allen has a good eye for finding creepiness in the ordinary and could be one to watch.” Vegan Voorhees

Main cast and characters:

Kate Greer [aka Kate Lister] … Melissa – Curse of the Scarecrow; Fox Trap
Lucy-Jane Quinlan … Lisa
Becca Hirani … Gina (as Becky Fletcher) – The House on Elm LakeFox Trap; Deadly Waters
Lorena Andrea … Thalia – The House on Elm Lake
Michelle Archer … Miss Perkins – 12 Deaths of Christmas
Zak Russell-Jones … Tim (as Ben Jones)
Louisa Warren … Mrs. Perkins – producer of GoryTime; director of Curse of the Scarecrow
Faye Goodwin … Young Miss Perkins – The House on Elm Lake
Emily McQueen … Garage Worker
Tommy Vilés … Connor

Filming locations:

Essex, England

Film Facts:

The film had the working title The Attic.

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