Genre Grandeur – Shallow Grave (1994) – Slipthrough Dan

scotFor this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Scottish Films, here’s a review of Shallow Grave (1994) By Dan of Slipthrough Dan

Thanks again to Gill of WeegieMidget Reviews for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Becky of Film Music Central. We will be reviewing our favorite Cyberpunk Movies.

According Wikipedia

Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a future setting that tends to focus on society as “high tech low life” featuring advanced technological and scientific achievements, such as information technology and cybernetics, juxtaposed with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Dec by sending them to  Try to think out of the box! Great choice Becky!

Let’s see what Dan thought of this movie:




Scottish director Danny Boyle blew up with TRAINSPOTTING, exploding into the mainstream with devastating impact. His films have blazed up Hollywood ever since, setting cinema on fire with every genre (28 DAYS LATER, SUNSHINE, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, 127 HOURS, STEVE JOBS). Lest we forget 1994’s SHALLOW GRAVE, Boyle’s criminally underrated debut feature. It is still one of his best. This indie hidden gem stars Ewan McGregor, Kerry Fox, and Christopher Eccleston as flatmates looking for someone to help share the rent. Struggling to pay the bills, they get more than they bargained for with their new roommate. Twists and turns await at every corner after the man mysteriously dies and they discover a suitcase full of money in his possession. These friends battle their own morals and one another as the windfall of cash destroys their trust. Black comedy helps balance the incredible tension; however, psychological Hitchcock-ian suspense coats every surface, drenching the audience in unsettling fear. Pulse-pounding and entirely enthralling, SHALLOW GRAVE is a hidden treasure worth the quest of discovery.

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