DEAD MAN’S CURVE – which opens at cinemas across the UK from tomorrow – has already established a serious cult following in the US and looks set to do the same here.
Based on something that was always believed to be an urban myth – that in American colleges, if your flatmate commits suicide you get perfect grades for the rest of term – according to first-time director DAN ROSEN, the idea for the film came because it happened to a friend of his.
“They don’t advertise it,” he told NME. “It’s not something they use to entice students to enrol.”
The SCREAM-like teen noir uses miserable ’80s music like JOY DIVISION on the soundtrack because at one point the protagonists have to plant evidence that their roommate – who they have murdered – was suffering from depression.
“People who really like THE SMITHS don’t stay alive long enough to form meaningful relationships,” Rosen said.
No British universities and colleges have such a policy nor any plans to introduce such one in the near future, according to a spokeswoman for the National Union of Students.
Click here to read Stephen Dalton’s review of Dead Man’s Curve.
Have NME.COM news updates e mailed directly to you.
To subscribe, just fill in your e-mail.