The past of David, Richard, and Tilly is shown, as we see what they’re each capable of, and to what depths they’ll sink.
Damien Power’s debut feature film is a searing survival thriller set in Australia, akin to Deliverance, Southern Comfort, and Eden Lake.
Eden Lake. 2008. Directed & Written by James Watkins Starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O’Connell, Finn Atkins, Jumayn Hunter, Thomas Turgoose, James Burrows, Tom Gill, Lorraine Bruce, Shaun Dooley, James Gandhi, Bronson Webb, Lorraine Stanley, & Rachel Gleeves. Rollercoaster Films/Aramid Entertainment Fund. Rated R. 91 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★ There are many cityContinue reading “The Never Ending Terror of Eden Lake”
Deliverance. 1972. Directed by John Boorman. Screenplay by James Dickey, based on his 1970 novel of the same name. Starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, Ed Ramey, Billy Redden, Seamon Glass, Randall Deal, Bill McKinney, Herbert ‘Cowboy’ Coward, Lewis Crone, Ken Keener, Johnny Popwell, John Fowler, Kathy Rickman, & Louise Coldren. WarnerContinue reading “Deliverance: Man Against Man or Man V. Nature?”
Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort. 2014. Directed by Valeri Milev. Screenplay by Frank H. Woodward. Starring Anthony Ilott, Chris Jarvis, Aqueela Zoll, Sadie Katz, Rollo Skinner, Billy Ashworth, Harry Belcher, Joe Gaminara, Roxanne Pallett, Radoslav Paravanov, Danko Jordanov, Asen Asenov, and Kicker Robinson. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Rated R. 91 minutes. Horror. ★ TheContinue reading “WRONG TURN 6: LAST RESORT – How Low Can a Franchise Go?”
Preservation. 2015. Directed & Written by Christopher Denham. Starring Wrenn Schmidt, Aaron Staton, and Pablo Schreiber. The Orchard. Not Rated. 90 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★ I’m a fan of the survival thriller sub-genre, whether it’s something strictly thriller based, or a film that’s a little more horror oriented. I’ve enjoyed films like Southern Comfort, the classic Deliverance, andContinue reading “PRESERVATION is All About Female Survival”
BackWoods. 2006. Dir. Koldo Serra. Screenplay by Serra & Jon Sagalá. Starring Gary Oldman, Virginie Ledoyen, Paddy Considine, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Jon Ariño, Lluís Homar, and Kandido Uranga. Lionsgate. Rated 14A. 97 minutes. Thriller ★★★★ (Film) ★1/2 (DVD release) This is one of those films I may never have heard of, if only maybe for a late night search spreeContinue reading “Gary Oldman Fights for Innocence in BackWoods”
Feed the Gods. 2014. Dir. Braden Croft. Starring Shawn Roberts, Emily Tennant, Britt Irvin, Tyler Johnston, and Aleks Paunovic. Compound B. Unrated. 84 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★1/2 There are times I’ll admit I am fooled by an interesting title. When I first heard of Feed the Gods I’ve got to say, I was absolutely hooked. Just byContinue reading “Feed the Gods Leaves Everyone Hungry”