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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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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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Pre-production took two years. See more »

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Although the movie is based around the 80's when the girls in the Holden commodore meet up with the boys in the blue holden that catches on fire, the blue holden had a WOF from 2002. 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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Watch where you're driving
22 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THE LOCALS is a low-budget, quasi-horror flick that is a perfect fit for the CHILLER channel, which is where I ran into it. Two New Zealand guys are out for a joy ride and run into two hot chicks. The boys make the mistake of following the girls into what appears to be a lost land, possibly the Limbo of the Bible. A gray-haired gent with supernatural powers appears to be the ruler, and once you're there, there's no going back. Not that the boys don't try. The film features a no-name cast and it is all rather low-key, but somehow THE LOCALS manages to work. It may vaguely remind some of you of THE HILLS HAVE EYES or SILENT HILL. I am also reminded of a quirky little number with Chad Lowe or someone like him attempting to bring his gal back from hell, which was based on an old Greek legend that also served as the basis for a very strange Robin Williams flick, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME. Recommended for suspense and horror film buffs.


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