It's the Canada Day long weekend. Seven former roommates from university gather at a remote cottage in Northern Ontario to celebrate their 10-year reunion. The alcohol flows as the friends ... See full summary »
In the Australian outback, a park ranger and two local guides set out to track down a giant crocodile that has been killing and eating the local populace. During the hunt, one of the guides... See full summary »
A vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed. The child's granddad is brought to trial for killing the child but acquitted. The ... See full summary »
Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up.
John Grant, a bonded teacher, arrives in a rough outback mining town planning to stay overnight before starting his holiday. But one night stretches to several and with the aid of alcohol he plunges headlong toward his own destruction.
A young woman running a wildlife sanctuary in the Australian outback is in for trouble when she is confronted by three kangaroo hunters. Bored with killing kangaroos, they decide to kill ... See full summary »
No sets were constructed for this movie though real locations were re-designed and re-painted. See more »
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 »
Little known, but excellent nature-strikes-back thriller from Australia is simply one of the best of its genre!
Troubled married couple retreat to coastal wilderness only to anger the local wildlife and end up fighting for their lives.
Intelligent and well-made thriller manages to be nicely straight-faced, unlike most of its kind. With a haunting story and some wonderful direction by Eggleston, Long Weekend stands out from most of the 'nature on the rampage' films that were so popular in the '70's. The film possesses some moments of sheerly spooky psychological terror as well. While the cinematography and filming locations are stunningly beautiful. The music score is nicely moody and appropriate.
One true highlight of the film are its wonderful stars! The attractive John Hargreaves and Briony Behets do some top notch performances!
All around, Long Weekend is truly above-average and a must see for thriller fans.
*** 1/2 out of ****
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