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A yuletide nightmare full of familial angst and slithering scares, Await Further Instructions is a genre treat that pretty much any horror fan will want in their stocking. Read critic reviews

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On Christmas Day, a family wakes up to find a mysterious black substance surrounding its house, and its TV screen broadcasts a single message: "Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions."

Cast & Crew

Gavin Williams
Screenwriter
Kirsty Bell
Executive Producer
Gary Collins
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Michael Cowan
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Jason Garrett
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David Rogers
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Paul Ward
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Richard Wells
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Annika Summerson
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Richard Smither
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  • There's armrest-clutching brilliance in the way this sweatily tense low-budget British horror lays out a family Christmas from hell, and then cranks it up into something truly gruesome.

    December 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This British sci-fi thriller is like the violent offspring of "Black Mirror."

    October 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • An important subject doesn't necessarily make for a thrilling satire/social critique and Kevorkian and Williams simply aren't outlandish enough to land their half-baked ideas about television's dominating influence.

    October 5, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Toxic patriarchy and all-access paranoia flourish in "Await Further Instructions," Johnny Kevorkian's genuinely upsetting, supremely British horror-sci-fi hybrid.

    October 4, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A typical modern family gathers for Christmas, full of nostalgia and bickering. They wake on Christmas morning to find they are unable to leave. At last: a great Christmas horror film from the UK.

    February 2, 2021 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • This 2018 horror flick takes a terrific premise and turns it into a long Facebook comment from your most unreflective progressive friend.

    March 26, 2020 | Full Review…

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  • Feb 05, 2019
    If you want to read the review I wrote for this, go to letterboxd.com/HankIsDead514. I can no longer post long reviews on here and I'm not writing two separate reviews for the same movie.
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