5.9/10
5,524
61 user 65 critic

Storm Warning (2007)

A yuppie couple lost in a thick brush filled marsh seek refuge at an isolated farmhouse only to discover they've jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dying Breed (2008)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824. ... See full summary »

Director: Jody Dwyer
Stars: Nathan Phillips, Leigh Whannell, Bille Brown
Timber Falls (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A weekend of camping in the mountains becomes an excursion into hell for a young couple, who become pawns in a grotesque plot hatched by deranged locals.

Director: Tony Giglio
Stars: Josh Randall, Brianna Brown, Nick Searcy
Long Weekend (2008)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A vacationing couple in the wilderness learns what happens when they disrespect nature.

Director: Jamie Blanks
Stars: Jim Caviezel, Claudia Karvan, Star
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In a small college town, a young girl working on a babysitting job in a rural farm is terrorized throughout the night.

Directors: Jonas Barnes, Michael Manasseri
Stars: Tina Houtz, Sarah Thompson, Nana Visitor
Mum & Dad (2008)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Mum and Dad, and their 'adopted' children, Birdie & Elbie, work at the airport. The family live off whatever they scavenge from cargo holds, offices and hotels - including a steady stream ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Sheil
Stars: Perry Benson, Dido Miles, Olga Fedori
Borderland (2007)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

On a trip to a Mexican border town, three college friends stumble upon a human-sacrifice cult.

Director: Zev Berman
Stars: Brian Presley, Jake Muxworthy, Rider Strong
Long Weekend (1978)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Director: Colin Eggleston
Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen
Cold Prey 2 (2008)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jannicke wakes up in the hospital. All of her friends are dead. As she walks through the dark corridors, she thinks she is left alone. But the nightmare isn't over yet.

Director: Mats Stenberg
Stars: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Marthe Snorresdotter Rovik, Kim Arne Hagen
Rovdyr (2008)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The summer of 1974, four young people are all ambushed and left unconscious. They wake up deep in the woods with no one around but the sound of a hunting horn.

Director: Patrik Syversen
Stars: Henriette Bruusgaard, Jørn Bjørn Fuller Gee, Lasse Valdal
Fritt vilt (2006)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Jannicke, Morten Tobias, Eirik, Mikal and Ingunn are on a snowboarding vacation in Jotunheimen. They are forced to take shelter in an abandoned hotel when Morten Tobias breaks his leg and ... See full summary »

Director: Roar Uthaug
Stars: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Tomas Alf Larsen
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Takes place in the 80's where a group of teenagers go to visit an abandoned hotel, only to find themselves hunted by a psychotic killer through the Norwegian woods.

Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose
Stars: Ida Marie Bakkerud, Julie Rusti, Kim S. Falck-Jørgensen
Lake Dead (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Three sisters and a group of their friends take a trip to the home of the recently deceased grandfather -- who died a particularly grisly death -- to learn more about the promise of an inheritance, only to encounter a family of psychos who have taken up residence in the old man's cabin.

Director: George Bessudo
Stars: Tara Gerard, Vanessa Viola, Kelsey Wedeen
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Pia
...
Rob
...
Jimmy
Mathew Wilkinson ...
Brett
...
Poppy
...
Red Tracksuit Guy
Puss ...
Honky - Dog
Edit

Storyline

On a weekend boating excursion, husband and wife, Rob and Pia become lost and end up in the most unlikely place, a thick brush filled marsh, on an island in the middle of nowhere. With their boat in disarray, darkness coming on, and a heavy thunderstorm starting up, their only solution is to look for help or seek shelter of some kind. They finally come across a decrepit house and barn with no one home. However, there are definite signs of the house being inhabited, and the enormous crop of marijuana in the barn suggests the homeowners may not welcome their presence. Even worse, there is no telephone or means of communication to the outside world. But when the deranged, redneck owners, Brett, Jimmy and their even more sadistic father Poppy return, Rob and Pia realize a fear far beyond anything they have ever known. Furious with the unwanted intrusion of the affluent, snooping intruders, the monstrously sadistic farmers imprison and torture the couple, who fearing for their lives, ... Written by kikdvd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Survival Can Be Murder

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, terror, gore, language, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 January 2008 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Aviso de Tempestade  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture. See more »

Goofs

When Pia catches a fish, Rob's fishing rod goes from being propped up against the side of the boat to laid down flat at the back of the boat without him moving it. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Menacing and entertaining
29 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a very effective low budget offering from the Southern hemisphere.

The plot is pretty simple, revolving around a yuppie couple who stumble upon a backwoods family who take them prisoner. What elevates this film above similar tales is the sheer sense of menace and relentless vulnerability that is created, and also the sheer energy and inventiveness with which the captors are depicted.

Personally, I felt very uncomfortable throughout and I empathised with the couple who had somehow got themselves into so much trouble. The woman, who to make matters worse is French, is under constant threat of rape. I felt particularly sorry for her lawyer boyfriend who is helplessly out of his depth and fully aware that he is unable to defend her.

However, she is made of pretty stern stuff and when her boyfriend is incapacitated by the savage yokels they have encountered she takes matters into her own hands and begins the fight back.

This protracted turning of the tables takes up the final third of the film and is handled with great energy and and enthusiasm. Some old-school booby traps are employed against one of the villains whilst she has another trick up her, ahem, sleeve which really has to be seen to be believed.

Without giving too much away, I found the eventual structure of this film quite fascinating and original, but for the casual viewer alike this film really delivers. There is plenty of atmosphere, humour, set-piece carnage and thrills for everyone and the hyped up soundtrack keeps things moving along nicely.


68 of 93 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?