Monday, January 6, 2014

Wilderness (2006)

Director: Michael J. Bassett

Writer: Dario Poloni

Composer: Mark Thomas

Starring: Sean Pertwee, Alex Reid, Toby Kebbell, Stephen Wight, Luke Neal, Ben McKay, Lenora Crichlow, Karly Greene, Adam Deacon, Richie Campbell, Stephen Don, John Travers, George Shane, Gordon Fulton, John Rea

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Don't go down to the woods today.

Plot: A group of juvenile delinquents are forced to fight for their lives after being sent the forest for an exercise in teamwork and tracked by a crossbow-wielding madman with a pack of flesh-eating dogs.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

I LOVE it when a film goes in directions I don't see coming.  And I love the scenario where someone or something is hunting humans in the woods.  Once this flick drops the kids on the island, it's fucking on.  One by one they are picked off and you don't know the who or how.  It's so unexpected and the kills are awesome.  There are some great gore effects, too.  With the exception of one male and the three females, every character is a bad person which makes the kills that much more deserving.  That changes the dynamic right there.  The killer was a nice surprise. Director Bassett did a wonderful job with the suspense and action.  There wasn't a dull moment.  He's only directed four feature films and now I've seen them all.  I've really enjoyed his work except for SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D (2012).  That was horrible but SOLOMON KANE (2009) and DEATHWATCH (2002) were lots of fun. Find this one and watch it.  It's currently on Neflix instant.

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