Attack The Block

"That's an alien bruv, believe it." Pest

"That's an alien bruv, believe it." Pest

☆ Classic 

Attack The Block (2011) is an instant cult classic.


Directed and written by Joe Cornish.


Starring Nick Frost, John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, and Luke Treadaway.


Cornish creates an instant cult alien/horror classic by copying John Carpenters low-budget imaginative style of filmmaking in Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) and John Ford's well drawn characters in Stagecoach (1939). The tried and tested formula of Ford's classic motley group of civilians defend the fort/stagecoach or in this case a block in London works brilliantly here.

I love the way Cornish has his teenage muggers faces hidden at the start and as they become hero's defending their block from aliens their faces and lives are slowly revealed to the audience.

In the scene below we only see a second or two of the alien and yet Joe effectively conveys the drama and danger in fighting them by editing in post production. Films as well as acting performances are made during editing.



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Trivia - Joe Cornish wrote this film after being mugged in real-life one night. Joe noticed his five young assailants were as scared as he was.


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