Attack the Block is a 2011 British monster movie. The film is the directorial debut of former television comedian Joe Cornish, and comes from the same writing and production stable as other horror/comedies such as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The film stars Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Nick Frost, and Luke Treadaway.
Attack the Block is set on a council estate in South London on Guy Fawkes Night, and, with some coming of age themes, the plot centres around a teenage street gang who have to defend themselves from predatory alien invaders. Released on 11 May 2011, the film achieved significant popularity, critical acclaim and accolades internationally. The film has been listed as a cult film in the making by a significant number of websites.