MONSTROUS DISUNION **** UK 2021 Dir: Jackson Batchelor. 68 mins
Monstrous Disunion is a British horror film directed by Jackson Batchelor and written by Jackson Batchelor and Sam Mason-Bell, both of which are part of the film collective Trash Arts who are making a name for themselves on the independent film scene with films like Acting and horror anthology films over the last few years!
A day Britain will never forget, the countdown to the EU Referendum is among us, and as the day looms Britain will change in more ways than one!
A girl returns from university bringing two like minded friends with her, and they clash with family members over their political views .
They say never talk about religion or politics or there will be an argument, well in this case it’s very true, but no one was prepared for just how far things would go!
Monstrous Disunion is the first film to touch on the dark satire of the horror that is Brexit in Britain, the aftermath of which is equally as horrible than the actual result!
Monstrous Disunion is a horror film in more ways than one, not just showing the horrors of Brexit and the worry of what the future actually holds for all people in Britain, the film has its own conclusion as a virus mutating people into human pigs sweeps the country.
The use of black and white was a nice touch to the film and has depth to its use within the film. Not everything is black and white, although certain political views of the characters seem to be that way.
Monstrous Disunion is Trash Arts Director Jackson Batchelor’s debut feature film, in which he does a great job at showcasing his craft in the directorial field in this dialogue driven political horror!
The film stars many Trash Arts regulars, including Simon Berry, Martin W Payne and Ryan Carter, with standout performances from Jessamie Waldon-Day and Janette Evans.
I enjoyed Monstrous Disunion and look forward to seeing more features directed by Jackson Batchelor in the future.
Monstrous Disunion is available from US company Darkside Releasing, who focus on a line of awesome indie British horror films, all of which are well worth checking out!
Review by Tony Newton