The Draymen Estate has become an urban legend. Amongst the sinister stories of unsavoury locals and brutal violence, several people have apparently gone missing. Even the police won't go there. Enter two naive student filmmakers with a well-meaning plan to make a sympathetic documentary of life on the estate. The unlucky duo quickly discovers that problems of drugs and crime in this community go way beyond the norm. This is a community which is about to present the students with material of unimaginable horror - turning their final project int their darkest nightmare.
A lot of perfectly good film show their cards early, establish a unique premise and let the audience explore a topic at a leisurely pace, without much in terms of surprise. this film is not one of those films.
The first must-see film of the year.
It’s not bad or unwatchable but despite the amplitude of the spectacle, the end result is underwhelming.
Great story, amazing characters, superb action, enthralling cinematography. Yes, this is something I am glad I spent money on.
Isabel (Jemma Dallender) and her cameraman Will (Elliot Jordan) head off to a remote apartment complex called "The Estate", "Project" or "Community." They take the bus. They are to meet Mr. Lowman (Ellis Day) only to find out he had died. Instead they film an eerie group of kids eager to show them stuff, like dead animals.The film draws you in during the first 30 minutes or so. What is going on? Who are those guys watching in the car? What about the weed? What happens at night? Then there is the older kid on a bicycle looking like he came right out of "Better off Dead."Once we start to get past the mystery, the film goes downhill and at an hour into the feature it has gone from stellar to run of the mill. I loved the creepy kids and the Berryman looking guy, but it needed something more.Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
There's only very few spoilers in this review.At best, this movie could've been a stoner-horror flick but it seems that it was written by people who have never even smoked the poisonous weed that this movie centers around. There are a few good parts in this movie, such as the worn down setting of urban decay and the spooky kids. Overall the first 20 minutes or so of the movie are alright, then suddenly a bunch of pointless and boring minor characters come along, just to be violently killed by other minor characters and from there on, this movie just goes downhill.Had they bothered developing the character of the actual antagonist played by Terry Bird, then this might have been a better movie but instead they use the "tranny monster" trope which is tasteless and does nothing for the movie. It has been used to criminalize transgender and transsexual people since "silence of the lambs" and the fact that it is still being used as a tool in postmodern horror is appalling. This is a movie that could've been made in the 1940's, by a Christian sect to ward their young adults off of drugs and promiscuous behavior, not a movie that is relevant as a social commentary on poverty in modern day UK, not to say that this is expected from a horror movie, but it seems like that is what the makers of "Community" have been trying to do.
Don't know why so many people have given this bad reviews, maybe they like the typical Hollywood schlock.I just found this very refreshing.I'm not really a fan of writing wordy reviews so I won't say too much here but it's definitely worth a watch for the uniqueness of it.There's suspense, gore, intensity and fun. It's not a costly blockbuster so don't expect loads of flashy sets and explosions but because it's low budget the whole look and feel of it is just perfect. Raw.It's low key but in your face and keeps it more 'real' than some glossy movie on the cover of Empire mag. If you like something a little bit different then I say it's worth taking a chance on. A cheeky little number.
I wasn't expecting much from Community given its 3.9 rating here on IMDb, however I quite enjoyed this creepy little Urban Horror. Now I watch a slew of movies, horror movies in particular and there are simply mostly average and below average made movies. Community however, despite it's low budget, was I though above average. Taken in the light of an Urban Horror short story I thought the acting was decent and the use of sound particularly good; this isn't a particularly gory film a lot happens off camera. Taken points few horrors are not formulaic - the likes of Martyrs being an example of a great horror few have seen which breaks that mold. However Community was not a dumb movie like a lot of US horrors. There wasn't academy inspiring material as to why things happened as they didn't however it wasn't just plain dumb, could have been smarter in some points but was smart enough at times too. The premise resonates some points which added to creeping me out, as I grew up in a place where there were estates the police did not enter and some terrible things happened within them, and there's certainly use of symbolism within this movie. And Auntie..creepy or what. Finally I am always one for joking about female leads in horrors generally making bad decisions that causes disasters and I thought this was another one of those, however I was able to suspend disbelief because this wasn't the case entirely here.