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

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£192,027 (UK) (14 September 2008)

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$5,824 (USA) (2 November 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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Most disturbing movie ever made (major spoilers, beware)
10 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

I cannot believe that this movie was funded and that anyone agreed to direct or act in it is worrisome and they should be mentally evaluated. I've seen horror thriller movies that were sick but none come close to this. Why is it lately the sickest individual always gets away with everything at the end? These kids and the leader mainly who forced them to torture the couple and set a kid on fire just gets off free. And, to make it worse the poor lady finds a house but its where the parents of these children are partying and they find out she killed a couple of the kids that were torturing her so of course a few of the guys take her in the bathroom and kill her and the movie ends. I hope this review saves you the time of torturing yourself by watching this movie.

There's a reason it only made a little over $5,000 in the US. Horror/Thriller movies are one thing but this was just sick sadistic mentally disturbing torture. It's one thing to have adults be sadistic in movies but when you have kids be more sadistic than any adult in any movie ever made including the saw movies, that's just wrong.


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