August brings an end to Season One of the London Horror Movie Club. It’s been fun going through the decades, and now we have arrived at the 2010s! There were so many great London horror movies in the last two decades, that these past two episodes were hard to pick, but I decided on the the 2011 comedy-horror Attack the Block.
The film is about a group of kids who try to protect their council block from invading, nearly invisible, aliens. Starring Jodie Whittaker and John Boyega, it is a stunning British cast, and a very London story. When people think of London and cinema they often think of Richard Curtis and the upper-middle class posh romances, but most of London does not live in that ideal fantasy world. Movies like Attack the Block show a a lived-in London, and the lives of real Londoners, the good and the bad.
You can listen to it on Apple Podcasts, Anchor, TuneIn or on the London Horror Movie Club page.