Tank 432 – UK, 2015

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‘There’s no turning back.’

Tank 432 is a 2015 British action horror thriller film written and directed by Nick Gillespie (The Shadow Seamstresssecond unit work and additional photography on The GhoulA Field In England; Sightseers; Doctor Who; Kill List and High-Rise). It was formerly titled Belly of the Bulldog.

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment released the film on DVD in the UK on 22 August 2016. It was released on VOD in the United States on November 25th by IFC Midnight and a Blu-ray is scheduled for April 4, 2017.

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Main cast:

Rupert Evans (Hellboy), Steve Garry (Unwelcome), Deirdre Mullins (Doghouse), Michael Smiley (Kill List), Gordon Kennedy, April Pearson, Tom Meeten,  Alex Rose March, Georgina Beedle, Todd Bruce, Sara Dee.

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On the run and with nowhere to hide, a group of mercenaries and their two prisoners take cover from a mysterious enemy inside an abandoned military war Bulldog tank.

Whilst they try to keep the forces outside at bay, secrets are uncovered; and little do they realize the real enemy is already among them, locked inside Tank 432…

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Reviews:

“There are some effective reveals and a few memorable kills using practical effects, along with some epic drone cinematography and a melancholy piano score, that combine to make Tank 432 feel almost like an R-rated episode of The Twilight Zone. The performances, especially by Smiley as the increasingly crazed Capper, are all compelling and add to the claustrophobia …” Drew Tinnin, Dread Central

“While Wheatley’s influences can be felt here and there, this isn’t a slavish imitation. Gillespie has a vision, and he sticks right to it. And that’s good for us. Anyone expecting the usual Brit soldier-horror will be wildly surprised at the directions this takes. Visually stunning, frequently terrifying, viscerally disturbing and genuinely thought-provoking…” Elliott Maguire, UK Horror Scene

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Tank 432 will march straight into a foggy, steel-encased nightmare for audiences who love being led into darkness, but for me, Gillespie only makes it two-thirds of the way there. It’s not an unmitigated disaster – there are plenty of sequences that draw up taught, deranged tension (plus Michael Smiley absolutely kills it) – just a more mundane single-location suspension of belief.” Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

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“The underdeveloped script wastes the good character actors involved, and come the bizarre ending where everyone seems to go off the deep end, after you’ve unintentionally laughed at the silliness of it all…” Tony Black, Flickering Myth

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