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
Very little CGI is used in the movie, the only exception is the last shot of the film which was considered impossible to shoot without the aid of CG animation. The reason for this was because the director, 'Craig Sratchan' felt that contemporary cinema relied too much on CGI and that traditional animatronics/puppetry FX were no longer being used. He wanted to create a werewolf similar to the beasts seen in 'American Werewolf In London' and 'The Howling', both of which used no CGI at all. 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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