After being forced to give her baby boy up for adoption, Glasgow teenager Kelly Ann decides to go on a cross country hike through the Scottish Highlands with a group of friends. Kelly Ann's... See full summary »
After being forced to give her baby boy up for adoption, Glasgow teenager Kelly Ann decides to go on a cross country hike through the Scottish Highlands with a group of friends. Kelly Ann's ex - boyfriend Lee then appears uninvited in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. Things do not go to plan however when Kelly Ann & Lee find an abandoned baby in the ruins of an old castle. As the teenage group attempt to get the baby to safety, a vicious, wolf-like beast appears from the darkness and begins to stalk the group, picking them off one by one. The group soon realise that they have to kill the creature or be killed themselves. Written by
The castle in which Kelly Ann and Lee find the abandoned baby is actually a real castle in Mugdock Country Park near Glasgow, where a large portion of the film was shot. The exterior of the castle is exactly how it looks in the film, however due to old age, the interior of the castle was crumbling and deemed unsafe for the crew to work in. The interior of the castle was a set built inside an unused factory in Anniesland, Glasgow and most of the set, including the spiral staircase leading to the castle tower was made of polystyrene which was then painted by the art department to resemble real stone. See more »
I enjoy the low budget horror films coming out of the British Isles these days, but this one was too predictable. Murder, mayhem, monsters, morality, my word, just give me a spooky film!
It starts out simple enough, in a hospital, with a teenager giving birth to a child that will be given up for adoption - whom we never see. It then shifts to 6 weeks later, and a jaunt into the wilderness to recharge and recoup from the stress, accompanied by friends. What follows is your standard recipe, with the country guy who's acting oddly, the isolation from communication, noises in the dark, the monster snatching people up one by one, & etc.
I was never really drawn into the desperation, despite some compelling performances by a young cast. It's better when you can't figure or are surprised by what happens next, but this was all, well, too scripted. It's the curse of the horror genre that being new is not easy, given that we've all seen a lot of films already.
I also thought the beast was cheesy. For a more sinister Celtic film, try 'Dead Meat'. For gallows humor, 'Boy Eats Girl'.
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