Saturday, November 27, 2010

Long Weekend (1978)

Director: Colin Eggleston

Starring: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Their crime was against nature...nature found them guilty.

Plot: When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

My rating: 8.5/10

Will I watch it again? Absolutely!

#27 on my on-going quest to watch every film from the amazing documentary, NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF OZPLOITATION! (2008)

Very smart horror/thriller with essentially two people trying to work out their relationship on a weekend camping trip. The performances are solid and the longer we get to know them the more their dynamic changes. You might be thinking the guy's a real asshole (and you could be right) but you later find out something about them both that may change your mind. It only adds to the layers at work in this story.

The sound design is excellently handled and feels like a character all its own. Is something supernatural at play or is nature striking back for all the years of abuse it has taken from us? You'll have to watch it to see. It goes places you don't expect and, thankfully, you don't see coming. It's a gripping film and it needs to find a wider audience. This is an outstanding entry in Ozploitation that you need to see. It's fantastic!

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