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Await Further Instructions (2018)

Horror | Mystery | SciFi
Rayting:   4.8/10 8.1K votes
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Release date: October 5, 2018

A family's Christmas takes a strange turn when they awake to find themselves trapped inside and begin receiving mysterious instructions through the television.

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billcr12 10 October 2018

Await Further Instructions is a solid entry into the sci-fi field. A family in Britain celebrating Christmas become trapped in their home by unseen forces. Much like the Twilight Zone episode "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street," they quickly turn against each other. The acting is top notch and the story a good one. I am surprised by the 5/10 rating her on IMDB. The ninety film is a nice diversion from our every day troubles. Give it a shot.

billcr12 10 October 2018

Await Further Instructions is a solid entry into the sci-fi field. A family in Britain celebrating Christmas become trapped in their home by unseen forces. Much like the Twilight Zone episode "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street," they quickly turn against each other. The acting is top notch and the story a good one. I am surprised by the 5/10 rating her on IMDB. The ninety film is a nice diversion from our every day troubles. Give it a shot.

Platypuschow 9 March 2019

This film immediately got my attention, it seemed to fall under a sub category that I love and I was gripped. Sadly it didn't deliver the way that I expected and that's a real shame.

You see Await Further Instructions tells the story of a family brought together for Christmas. When drama occurs two of them decide to leave at the crack of dawn but find themselves locked in. Every door and window is sealed by some kind of metal and now the television is giving them instructions! So what is going on? Terrorism? Quarantine? Or something more nefarious?

I liked this, I liked the family dynamic and how they each reacted. Some rationally, others counter productive. The movie also touches upon religion, how they badly "Reached" to deem what was taking place as relevant to their particular faith causing further irrational behavior and hysteria.

Starring GoT/Harry Potter/The Strain star David Bradley I was thoroughly hooked by the movie and fascinated to see where it would go next. Trouble is, where it goes isn't as entertaining.

A slow burner, the pace works and kept me engaged but as soon as certain revelations take place and questions get answered you realize just how badly the writer has dropped the ball. They took a really enjoyable movie with a great concept and tagged on the end a moronic, awful finale that looks terrible and simply isn't very good at all.

Personally based on everything we found out I'd like to see a sequel to this, but one where they give more thought to the ending.

The Good:

Solid concept

The Bad:

Dreadful finale

Platypuschow 9 March 2019

This film immediately got my attention, it seemed to fall under a sub category that I love and I was gripped. Sadly it didn't deliver the way that I expected and that's a real shame.

You see Await Further Instructions tells the story of a family brought together for Christmas. When drama occurs two of them decide to leave at the crack of dawn but find themselves locked in. Every door and window is sealed by some kind of metal and now the television is giving them instructions! So what is going on? Terrorism? Quarantine? Or something more nefarious?

I liked this, I liked the family dynamic and how they each reacted. Some rationally, others counter productive. The movie also touches upon religion, how they badly "Reached" to deem what was taking place as relevant to their particular faith causing further irrational behavior and hysteria.

Starring GoT/Harry Potter/The Strain star David Bradley I was thoroughly hooked by the movie and fascinated to see where it would go next. Trouble is, where it goes isn't as entertaining.

A slow burner, the pace works and kept me engaged but as soon as certain revelations take place and questions get answered you realize just how badly the writer has dropped the ball. They took a really enjoyable movie with a great concept and tagged on the end a moronic, awful finale that looks terrible and simply isn't very good at all.

Personally based on everything we found out I'd like to see a sequel to this, but one where they give more thought to the ending.

The Good:

Solid concept

The Bad:

Dreadful finale

trashgang 8 January 2019

This is a difficult one to review. It's low budget for sure. But the effects at the end were for this kind of flicks really above mediocre but before you reach the part where things really go wrong you have to go through a flick with a lot of talking going on.

A lot of racism too, but explained and not mentioned to be offending. I watched this as a throwback to the eighties. There you had a lot of flicks were at the end the real horror comes in. The same here, you can see that the house is going insane, nothing is explained and religion is the only way, it's christmas, that can explain the things going on.

Above mediocre, but some geeks will turn it off but try to watch until the end. No gore here, most is done off-camera (low budget remember) all money was spend for the last minutes clearly.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5

CinemaSerf 22 July 2020

I quite liked the underlying premiss of this rather shambolically constructed sci-fi thriller. When a family reunite for the first time in many years for Christmas, things don't quite go to plan and when personal grievances and prejudices - egged on by a rather curmudgeonly Tom Bradley ("Grandad") come to a head "Nick" (Sam Gittins) and his girlfriend "Annji" (Neerja Naik) decide to set off early next morning. On opening the door, they discover they are trapped within the house with only the television screen to explain why and to give them instructions - as if it were a government lockdown. What follows tests their personal loyalties - and sanity - as the instructions become more severe and testing. The acting is, Bradley notwithstanding, pretty ropey. Gittins and Naik are very easy on the eye, but their performances along with Grant Masters as "Dad" are really pretty one-dimensional. It could serve as an interesting critique on just how dependent on, and obedient of, technology we have become and of the extent to which we will blindly follow instructions, but none of that is really developed well enough here and the ending is a sort of "Rosemary's Baby" meets "The Forbin Project" sort of hybrid that, i felt, didn't really achieve anything. Pity, story has potential.

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