Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Eden Lake (2008)

Director: James Watkins

Starring: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O'Connell, Finn Atkins, Jumayn Hunter, Thomas Turgoose, James Burrows, Tom Gil

More info: IMDb

Tagline: A weekend by the lake, with views to die for.

Plot: Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences

My rating: 8.5/10

Will I watch it again? YES!!!

This is one of the most intense horror flicks I've seen in a long time.  The set up is great, the performances are great (and the choices that are made seen normal for a change), the script is right on and the direction is taut. Fassbender's character is put in a really nasty situation and it's interesting to see how he handles it.  On one hand, it's just a bunch of bonehead kids, on the other though, they're some tough, threatening teenagers that could fuck your shit up if you underestimate them.  No spoilers here but the ending is fucking beautiful.  Insanely fucked up!  It isn't pretty and I loved it.  Find it.  Watch it.

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