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
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Lisa
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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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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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Wonderful stuff!
30 October 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've just read a review that slags this baby off and there is no way that I can let that particularly misguided reviewer have the last word. he accuses New Zealanders of bigging the film up and criticises the use of lighting and the acting - wrong on all counts, boy! I'm a Brit and I have no particular reason to pretend that a film from New Zealand is good if it isn't. BUT THIS IS WONDERFUL STUFF!!! Low budget maybe, low key for sure - but the film takes its time allowing us to get to know our main characters (pretty clichéd characters but convincing and effective nevertheless. It builds up a spooky atmosphere, allows us to slowly realize that all is not well. The beautiful scenery of the daylight becomes a mysterious place of strange shadows at night. Here is where the lighting works so well. Yes, lots of areas are deliberately over lit - making central occurrences stand out starkly whilst blackness surrounds in a claustrophobic manner. The graveyard is eerily lit - standing like a beacon of badness amidst the shadows. The acting is fine - certainly far better than some of its amateur origins might suggest. I would recommend this film for anyone whether they be a horror fan or a student of film-making on a budget. New Zealand just showed big bucks Hollywood how to make something scary!


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