Teachers and other staff of a college are terrorised by a group of hooded strangers. Among the teachers is Robert Anderson, a troubled teacher with a drinking problem. He'll do anything to save his daughter, who is also inside the school building.
F starts off really nice. Troubled teacher, Robert Anderson, is a pretty cool main character. There's a gripping atmosphere, mostly due to the setting in the quiet, dark school. We've got a decent cast with of one or two familiar faces (David Schofield of Pirates of the Caribbean, and Roxanne McKee of Game of Thrones). The movie starts off as a drama (a teacher who has desperately changed for the worse after a violent confrontation with a student in a classroom. He has got problems with his wife, his daughter, his boss, and teaching overall). I actually liked the drama part of the movie more than the actual stalking/thriller part.
After a while a group of hooded youngsters arrive to terrorize the remaining teachers and staff. The build up to potentially scary scenes isn't great, resulting in me not really caring about what happened to the victims. Another thing that irritated me is that the 'killers' are free-runners, causing them to run and jump all over the place. They obviously added this to make them scarier, but in my opinion it made them look less realistic, making it less terrifying. On the other there was some unexpectedly good gore. There is one paticular brutal scene where a victim's skin is carved, and her face bashed in. Some really brutal looking madness.
Fun Facts (Source: IMDB)
A week before filming began, Johannes Roberts' 1st Assistant Director James Nunn spotted some local kids practicing parkour, or free-running. They were quickly hired for the film.
At one point, this was going to be a UK/ US co-production with a considerably larger budget. However, Johannes Roberts turned the US money down in order to retain personal control over his project.