Donkey Punch (3 stars)

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This article is from 2008.

Donkey Punch

(Oliver Blackburn, UK) 99min

New British director Oliver Blackburn marks himself out as a name to watch in this misogynistic horror set in Marbella. When three lasses from Leeds (Sian Breckin, Jaime Winstone and Nichola Burley) decide to board a yacht with four horny lads (Robert Boulter, Tom Burke, Julian Morris and Jay Taylor) you just know that good is never going to come of it. Conversation soon turns to copulation and the Donkey Punch of the title is revealed to be a nasty sexual manoeuvre. The film starts off with an uncomfortable documentary aesthetic before metamorphosing into a superior slasher picture. There is sex, drugs and violence aplenty. The twists and turns come thick and fast as events spiral out of control, with Blackburn giving this formulaic and often staid genre an unexpectedly fresh garnish.

Cameo, Fri 20 Jun, 9.15pm; Sun 22 Jun, 6pm, £8 (£6.40).

This article is from 2008.

Donkey Punch

  • 2 stars
  • 2007
  • UK
  • 99 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Oliver Blackburn
  • Written by: David Bloom, Oliver Blackburn
  • Cast: Robert Boulter, Sian Breckin, Nichola Burley, Tom Burke, Julian Morris, Jaime Winstone

Tammi (Burley) joins her two girlfriends on a holiday in Mallorca, only to be lured onboard a luxury yacht by some unscrupulous boys. Messy drug taking, DIY porn-making and a series of violent deaths by knife, rope, flare gun and outboard motor follow. A misguided British attempt to muscle in on the already hackneyed…

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