Here Comes Hell
I say now, what the Dickens is this? A tip-top comic horror pastiche, I’ll be bound! The awfully good debut by director Jack McHenry and co-writer Alice Sidgwick unfolds in a classic Old Dark House. Cravat-wearing toff Victor just bought the decrepit pile and has invited his chums for the weekend. Delightfully drawn archetypes in attendance include acid-tongued socialite Christine, dishy tennis player Teddy and his nervous new girlfriend Elizabeth. The thing is, you see, Victor’s new digs are supposedly haunted, and he thinks it’d be simply capital fun to hold a séance. What follows is wonderfully witty and bloody entertainment with a jolly good bolt of modern girl-power lightning, to be sure.