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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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Credited cast:
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 the two main characters arrive at the "Private Property - Road Closed" bridge (where they first meet the two girls), artificial lighting is illuminating the scene. There is no possible way a street light or moon light could create such strong lighting effects, especially in the countryside. See more »

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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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Surprisingly good
7 September 2006 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

If Hollywood had made this movie (and smoothed out some hitches that presumably came with a low budget) the critics may well have been raving about it.

In many ways it could have been another 'The Others'.

Most of the acting is quite acceptable for a low budget horror movie; the photography is very well done and the script itself is ambitious and doesn't miss by much, which is saying something. Some of the foreshadowing is top notch.

Either way well worth watching and miles ahead of so much Hollywood horror pap!

As ghost stories go this was relatively original and will be appreciated by those looking for something different.


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