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The Locals (2003)

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Two best friends, Grant and Paul, hit the country road for a night of fun, but unfortunately take a short cut to their fate... where they meet the Locals.

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Cast overview:
John Barker ...
Grant
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Paul
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Kelly
Aidee Walker ...
Lisa
Paul Glover ...
Martin
Peter McCauley ...
Bill
Dave Gibson ...
Nev
Glen Levy ...
Tone
Kayte Ferguson ...
Anna
Mark Kinghan ...
Driving Local
Max Auld ...
Baton Local
Bern Dell ...
Local Thug #1
Carl Goschmann ...
Local Thug #2
Rachael Niederer ...
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Two best friends Grant and Paul hit the road for a weekend of surfing, booze and hopefully . . . girls. With night falling they take a short cut and meet Lisa and Kelly, a couple of babes with a fast car, who invite them to a party. Lust takes the wheel and a game of cat and mouse begins leading them deep into the heartland of evil where they meet...........The Locals. Written by Greg Page

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2 October 2003 (New Zealand)  »

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Pre-production took two years. See more »

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When Grant and Paul leave their house at the beginning, the scenes of them driving are completely out of order. The first shot shows them very close to the Auckland CBD, followed by them driving down State Highway 1 in the country (nearby Rangiriri), then passing under the Papakura Motorway bridge (part of Auckland), back again on the SH1 country road and past the Japanese bus they encounter, until the car turns off at Pokeno (which is much further north of Rangiriri and just south of Auckland) to head west. See more »

Quotes

Kelly: Are you coming to the party?
Paul: Of course we're coming to the party.
Kelly: Then just head back that way, it's a left, and a right...
Lisa: Follow us, if you think you can keep up.
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Entertaining and gripping horror tale from New Zealand
24 October 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

"The Locals" is a chilling film that is most effective if you watch it with no expectations or knowledge of its content. As a result, I'll say very little about the plot other than it centres around two young friends, Grant and Paul, who are on holiday to surf. Unfortunately, things don't work out quite as they expected when they meet two young girls, Kelly and Lisa.

This atmospheric film has impressive production values for such a low budget movie and it definitely hits the mark. The cast are excellent and the main characters are likable.

7 out of 10. An unpredictable and pleasant surprise.


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