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The Roost

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U.S.A.| 2005. Colour. Digital video. 80 min.


Vampire bats terrorise a group of friends taking shelter in a deserted farmhouse in this homage to classic ’70s horror. The Roost is an extraordinarily assured piece of work from first-time director Ti West, who takes a conventional horror setup and through imagination, invention and perfect timing, turns it into a tension-filled scarefest. Tom Noonan (Manhunter) plays a TV horror host whose interjections add to the B-movie flavour. This is one of the discoveries of the year.

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