Filmed in the Clare Valley, Gladstone and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, this prison movie was inspired by the true life prison riot at Bathurst Jail in 1974 and its subsequent Royal Commission into New South Wales Prisons.
Imagine every newlywed's fantasy, a rustic secluded lover's paradise- Honeymoon Island. What starts as a weekend of love, turns into a nightmare of blood and terror for three young innocent... See full summary »
Well, what can I say? Positive, that is. It's colourful and especially to its credit there are not long talkie stretches. Also the young girl is good, certainly as good as anyone else and there really is a monster. At first it seems we may just get repeated shots of a shadowy figure in a cave but no, out he comes, shuffling around in what look like carpet slippers, making scaring noises, killing lots and licking his bloodied lips. On the other hand, this is complete hokum. Talk of ancient Gods, sacrilege, magic bones, heroes and villains and we even get a real, well obviously not really, real but a portal through which the goodies can pass. Mind you, I say 'goodies' but early on we get a dreadful picture of the male Mexican family man, such that there is a point when the guy is disappearing into some swamp later on, we are all set to cheer and he gets saved. Where is the justice in that? If you really have nothing else to do and you fancy something nonsensical but very different, then grab a beer, or two and watch this.
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