The winner of two "Golden Keppi" awards in 2006 at the genre-centric Puchon International Film Festival in South Korea, Severance is the second recent film directed by Christopher Smith that is grounded in horror. Unlike his 2004 film Creep, though, his latest film also plays directly for laughs.
Pitched and promoted as The Office meets Deliverance, the story in Severance (as in pay) follows eight employees of a European arms dealer as an office retreat turns into a genuine survival course.
Originally released in Europe in the late summer of 2006, the 90 minute film will be once chance to catch some late night laughs and thrills at this spring's Wisconsin Film Fest.
A trailer for Severance follows below.
Other online videos related to Severance include include brief clips from the film (such as one featuring its infamous bear trap scene or another about "how to pull a bird"), a making-of interview with star Toby Stephens, and a fan video (with music from Welsh dance rockers The Automatic).
Two early British reviews of the film can be found here and here. More information about Severance is additionally available in its Wikipedia entry and IMDB profile, along with a description provided by the Toronto International Film Festival. The Wisconsin Film Festival is scheduled for Thursday, Apr. 12 through Sunday, Apr. 15. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, March 17.