abandoned subway tunnel in the UK which
caused an explosion a man who survived
the explosions seems to feast on regular
passengers at a nearby station.
A young couple named Alex Campbell (David
Ladd) and Patricia Wilson (Sharon Gurney)
are scared to go to a certain station
where all of this is happening since they
spot someone seriously hurt and then
ended up missing afterwards.
Suddenly this maniac kidnaps Patricia and
keeps her at his hideout and Alex gets
anxious when he realises that she's not
around and is risking his life to look
for her down at the subway tunnels.
conversation scene between Inspector Calhoun by acting cocky and obnoxious
towards Alex Campbell who acts
frusterated while being questioned about
a situation with the camera sometimes
circling around them.
A good close up shot in an
abandoned tunnel with some water dripping
and then a rat eating on a chewed up arm
with suddenly the camera zooming on both the Man and his mistress as a canniballistic couple with her
suffocating half to death along with good
artsy gruesome shots on some corpses half
eaten. Next we spot a nice shot away on
the abandoned tunnel's. All of this
looked very dark and creepy.
We show many creepy shots on the Man getting depressed and going around his
area grieving which makes the scene look
There's a good moment with tunnel workers at a subway
with them having a conversation and then
the lights go out and suddenly one of
them appears with a blade in their head
which is close to a jumping moment as
well as the Man approaching
and attacking the others which looked
very horror like and high paced energy
A good moment with both Alex and Patricia Wilson getting off a
subway at a station making sure nothing
dangerous is happening and then trying to
get something they left off the subway
with Alex himself not getting off on
time and then a good close up shot on Patricia waving to him with a good jumping moment
on the Man is grabbing her.
There's many great shots on Alex walking through the town trying to search
for his girfriend and then calling at the
closed subway station with the gate
closed and nice spooky abandoned shots
around the subway area with his echoing.
There's a good moment with someone trying to talk to
him calmly and him acting aggressive with
him which looked very well done that you
don't wanna break his patience and get
rough with him.
Many good scene's with the Man by getting anxious and stomping on a bunch
of rats and a close up shot on him eating
one as well as acting freaky towards Patricia and her crying and getting scared showing
alot of good energy there. There's also a
great shot on her running away through
the tunnel passageways as well as him
holding a lantern calling out "Mind
We have a nice shot on him finding her
kneeling down near a corner and him
approaching her trying to touch her and
her shrugging him off.
A nice shot on Alex walking through some abandoned subway
tracks trying to look for her.
A good shot on him running towards her and then
a good jumping moment with Armstrong coming from nowhere leaping on him and a
nice struggling scene between the two of
There's many good effective shots on Calhoun, Detective Sergeant
Rogers and Inspector Richardson spotting
the chewed up corpses and looking a bit
Bottom line is that the story sounds
creepy and it is creepy in some spots but
yet it can give you a headache with all
that's happneing there and is very slow
during the beginning too. It ratede
higher than a bomb due to it being
effective plus it was original too (Later
on critics would say that this was overly
done since more like this one was made
later on). I am almost convinced this is
what inspired other horror flicks like C.H.U.D.
and a bit on the prologue of My
Bloody Valentine. I found those
flicks alot better though.
It is interestting to see what goes on
with anyone who lives in an abandoned
subway tunnels in the UK and how
dangerous it can be. There are some
gruesome artsy moments on the cannibalism
as well as the odd jumps and scares with
this cannibal attacking. But otherwise
you may want to skip this one and watch
the film's I mentioned since you'd get
alot more out of them since this film
remained very obscure and remained a
minor cult flick.
The acting is not
too bad as Donald Pleasance (Inspector Calhoun) really
brought terrific energy to his role in
the film acting very aggressive, cocky
and obnoxious in which I am convinced
that it impressed John Carpenter
to play Loomis in Halloween.
He brought tons of energy to his role in
this one and deserved good credit. He
brought it out so well he reminds you of
one of those closed minded Inspector's
you don't want to deal with.
David Ladd (Alex Campbell) brought his nice guy
charm to life and his good looks to the
film were another good drawing card for
the hero of a horror flick. He brought
alot of character and really knew how to
act panicky and anxious too along with
knowing his blocking for every scene in
Sharon Gurney(Patricia Wilson) really drew her part
in well as she knew how to act disturbed
and intense being an innocent victim for
the film. She looked good for the part to
top it off and brought a nice innocence
to the picture as if you'd want to
Hugh Armstrong (The Man) really knew how to
act creepy as the canniballistic killer
in the film acting as if he was on some
heavy duty drugs the way he lead his
lifestyle too. He almost seemed like a
zombie of some sort.
Many shots on half
eaten corpses and chewed off arms
A guy's head is hacked by a blade
A person is stabbed through with a borken
piece of wood from a broom
Rats are devoured and stomped on
The Man looks gruesome with sking torn
off his head
cheesy but neat artsy low sounding music
by a trombone and keyboard playing too
which gives the film a gruesome sound
with all that's happening in the tunnel's
with the canniballistic moments. We also
spot the odd hearbeatings too. All of
this was performed by Wil Malone
and Jeremy Rose.
The 'Man': Mind the doors!