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Horror thriller from Britain

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No Garden of Eden Here

  • Feb 3, 2010
Rating:
+3

Eden Lake is pretty much your standard survival-against-the-odds fare. The only difference is that instead of the usual monster/alien/chainsaw wielding cannibal or hillbilly redneck this time our hapless victims are fleeing from a gang of bicycle mounted pubescent Brits lead by a kid who'd give the Malcolm McDowell character in CLOCKWORK ORANGE a run for his money. Tedious for me but if you're a fan of slasher flicks this film is going to send you into the throes of rapture because it is relentless in it's depiction of violence and degradation.
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February 14, 2011
I must confess...I really enjoyed this movie. It wasn't ground breaking, but I did enjoy the raw edge of this flick. Then again....I am a bit out there!!! :) The Straw Man
February 17, 2011
For those who enjoy this subgenre, the flick is a slice of Heaven...for the rest of us, not so much.
 
February 09, 2010
Interesting. I actually liked this one quite a bit. But it is always nice to have a different viewpoint. Nice work, Karen! Oh, sorry for my MIA status, I moved to a brand new place and I just got my internet connection back...
February 10, 2010
I know that you and Trashie both liked this one a lot which is why I checked it out, but for me it was pretty standard (albeit well made) survial horror.
 
February 03, 2010
Aw darn, it sounds like it should at least be funny...
"The only difference is that instead of the usual monster/alien/chainsaw wielding canniball or hillbilly redneck this time our hapless victims are fleeing from a gang of bicycle mounted pubescent Brits lead by a kid who'd give the Malcom McDowell character in CLOCKWORK ORANGE a run for his money."
February 03, 2010
I went brain dead and couldn't think of Alex's last name.
February 03, 2010
Not sure what to say to that, but okay. What is his last name?
February 03, 2010
Beats me. I still can't think of it. Last night I couldn't even come up with Alex. DeBarge, DeFarge, DeLarge?
February 03, 2010
Wouldn't be easier if they all just had the same last name? : )
February 03, 2010
I think it might be DeLarge. Say, aren't you a big Kubrick fan? Somebody here is a big Kubrick fan. No that wouldn't be you.
February 03, 2010
I'm a Kubrick fan, but I haven't seen all that many of his films. Only 4 or 5.
February 03, 2010
Some one is a real fan of the Kubrick is God variety. I'm now sure it's DeLarge.
February 03, 2010
He's great, but no one's God, not even God.
February 03, 2010
There's supposed to be a "Church of Tarantino".
February 03, 2010
Yeah, a bunch of Right-wing reactionaries who think there are Biblical messages in Tarantino's films. Who knows? There could be. The guy seems more right than left to me.
February 04, 2010
I doubt it. Just a bunch of freaks who've sat through PULP FICTION 3,000 times. Or is that a joke?
February 04, 2010
No, I'm serious. That's what the group is like.
February 05, 2010
I'd read that they sit around and theorize about the cosmic significance of something glowing in the trunk of a car.
February 05, 2010
Nope, the glowing came from the briefcase, but yeah they theorize about that... Holy Grail and the slabs with the Ten Commandments are the top guesses as far as that goes.
February 05, 2010
BRAIN DEAD!
February 05, 2010
Or something...
February 06, 2010
BrainLESS?
February 06, 2010
Or something...
 
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review by . September 10, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****     "Eden Lake", like "Saw", "Deliverance", and many others before it; is marketed and consistently labeled as a horror film, but feels more like a thriller than a film of that one genre. While it does deal with things genuinely horrific, and the presence of bloodshed, it thrills appropriately and dishes out the brutality that you've come to expect. Horror sites reviewed it, praised it, and eventually lead this movie-goer to see it; and it's about time that I …
Quick Tip by . September 22, 2010
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Those who are into the over-done subgenre of female-surviving-against-the-odds will be orgasmic, but I found it tedious.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I'll have to check this one out -- sounds pretty good and thank you for the review!
review by . December 02, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Forget All Your Troubles
   Somebody must have seen. Somebody must have heard. Evidently, someone was crafty enough to actually do their homework & make a horror film which sets out to do exactly what a horror film should do. British director James Watkins get it's right. Hoo boy! Eden Lake gets my vote for being one of the most brutal depictions of a vacation gone wrong that I've seen in many years. In the brutal tradition of Wolf Creek or High Tension, Eden Lake carries a big stick & reminds it's …
review by . January 30, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
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      There have been many attempts at a genre film that emulates a very real feeling of horror that may happen in real life. I've seen quite a good number of them, some are decent, some are great but most failed to impress. Writer and director James Watkins' "Eden Lake" may have the usual clichés of horror suspense thrillers, the main premise offers nothing new, but what makes it very different is the fact that it carries a lot of effective humanity …
Quick Tip by . May 01, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
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Pretty standard survival against the odds flick, and I hate those.
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I am the poster child for inertia. Where ever I am is where I plan to stay FOREVER.   So much so in fact that it took me decades to understand the punchline about why   the chicken … more
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Eden Lake is a 2008 British horror and thriller film written and directed by James Watkins and starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender and Jack O'Connell.

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Genre: Horror
Release Date: September 12, 2008 UK October 31, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 6, 2009
Runtime: 91 minutes
Studio: Dimension Films
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