by Patrick O’Connor
HAVING seen the two previous films by highly-rated director Ben Wheatley on television in the last couple of months, I was eagerly looking forward to a trip to the cinema to view his latest offering, Sightseers.
Wheatley has made his mark with black comedies, indeed Down Terrace, a gangster tale set in Brighton and Hit List, a film about hired assassins which morphed into a terrifying witchcraft story, are as dark as the most tasty bar of chocolate.
Wast Water (Wastwater) is England’s deepest lake, it lies over fifty feet below sea level from its gorgeous mountain top shore in serene Wasdale. The lake was formed by a melted glacier and is to this day filled by ice cold glacier run-off. Precariously set between two mountain ranges in a sunken valley, to the south east are the Wastwater Screes, shortened by the locals to The Screes, and to the north west the cliffs of Buckbarrow and Yewbarrow.