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Long Weekend (1978)

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

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

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They are trespassers. Will they survive their LONG WEEKEND [Australia Theatrical] See more »


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First theatrical feature film directed by Colin Eggleston and credited under Eggleston's real name. Eggleston was billed as Eric Ram for his first film as director, Fantasm Comes Again (1977). See more »

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There are a couple of shots of a Tasmanian Devil shortly after the couple arrive at the campsite. As the name suggests, Tassie Devils live only in Tasmania. Yet the beach/camping scenes were filmed in Bega, NSW, which is a long way away, and separated by a large stretch of ocean. See more »

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part soap opera, part horror film
29 October 2003 | by (Hellfudge, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

"Long Weekend" is a well-done, environmentally-conscious horror film from Down Under. The plot is rather simple, but makes a point: when you snooty urban dwellers go camping for the weekend, don't do anything to p**s off Mother Nature! Which is exactly what our two selfish, unappealing protagonists do; they also have a marriage that's on the rocks (gee, I wonder if they'll make it through the weekend alive? Any takers?). The acting is good (though the characters are hateful and stupid), and the emotional intensity is complemented by a very brooding atmosphere of impending horror (the night scenes will give you the willies) as Nature gears up for revenge.

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