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Eden Lake (2008)

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Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.

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Nursery teacher Jenny and her boyfriend Steve, escape for a romantic weekend away. Steve, planning to propose, has found an idyllic setting: a remote lake enclosed by woodlands and seemingly deserted. The couple's peace is shattered when a gang of obnoxious kids encircles their campsite. Reveling in provoking the adults, the gang steals the couple's belongings and vandalizes their car leaving them completely stranded. When Steve confronts them, tempers flare and he suffers a shocking and violent attack. Fleeing for help, Jenny is subject to a brutal and relentless game of cat-and-mouse as she desperately tries to evade her young pursuers and find her way out of the woods. Written by Pathe International

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A weekend by the lake, with views to die for.

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

$5,824 (USA) (31 October 2008)

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$5,824 (USA) (31 October 2008)
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When Bonnie the Rottweiler sneezes over Jenny (during the beach scene), Brett the animal's owner, shouts "come here girl". Either he's thicker than thick or the Rottweiler has an identity crisis because it is clearly a boy dog. See more »

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Brett: Follow the blood!
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Disturbing and brutal
4 November 2008 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Oh my, this was one hell of a ride! It has everything I yearn from a horror movie. It's dark, bloody, depressing, somewhat realistic and oh, the ending, the ending. This is the second best British horror movie I have seen. The best was Dog Soldiers. The young actors do a good job depicting the variety of feelings from anger to horror to despair and the two lead actors are brilliant. It is a knee deep in doom all the way to the end. A few minor logic problems but you'll get over it, they don't ruin the mood at all.

I have to praise the script because it works in the boundaries of the real world and does not go over the top in any scene, and I know some may disagree in this but I think you'll like it never the less.

All in all, it is good and it is for you if you truly like horror. But it is also a disturbing and brutal movie so not for the faint of heart. Enjoy.


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