David Knight - 31st Oct 2014

Has there ever been such a grisly, blood-spattered, graphically violent gorefest of a video as this?

Emile Sornin's promo for Dizzee Rascal's Couple Of Stacks arrives on the spookily warm Halloween of 2014 as a premiere on Vice - and not even on YouTube. That's no doubt due to it's unspeakably gory content. But there's also something else going on here - the elusive element that the old 70s and 80s classics of the genre had, and generally lacking nowadays - actual Horror.

In fact, thank god Dizzee is in here, a fairly comforting presence, even as a machete-wielding psychopath. Everyone else, as in the highly memorable dining room scene, looks absolutely terrified. Which makes the viewer terrified.  

In short, Emile Sornin does a remarkable job, walking a line between cult comedy horror, and a harrowing gut-wrenching terror - sometimes in the same shot. Its an absolute belter for All Hallows Eve, and there's more to come.

Couple Of Stacks is just the first half of a Dizzee and Emile 'Z-movie' double-bill. Look out for the 'ninja movie' vid next month... 

Watch 'Dizzee Rascal 'Couple Of Stacks' by Emile Sornin' here

PRO Credits


DirectorÉmile Sornin
ProducerJules de Chateleux
Production CompanyDivision
EditorNicolas Larrouquere

David Knight - 31st Oct 2014

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