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Eddie Harrison (written by)
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A family holiday turns into a fight for survival in the inhospitable wilderness of remote Scotland. | Add synopsis »
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DVD Review: 'Dark Nature'
 (From CineVue. 1 January 2013, 7:26 AM, PST)

Dark Nature DVD Review
 (From The Hollywood News. 31 December 2012, 8:49 AM, PST)

Dread Central's Best and Worst of 2010
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Cast

 

Imogen Toner ... Chloe

Niall Greig Fulton ... McKenzie
Jane Stabler ... Magda
James Bryce ... Jonathan
Joanna Miller ... Emily
Vanya Eadie ... Jane
Tom Carter ... Hayward
Doreen McGillivray ... Mrs Petrie
Callum Warren-Brooker ... Sean
Len McCaffer ... Alex

Directed by
Marc de Launay 
 
Writing credits
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Eddie Harrison  written by

Produced by
Marc de Launay .... executive producer
Marc de Launay .... producer
Mondo Ghulam .... executive producer
Eddie Harrison .... executive producer
Tom Kelly .... executive producer
Brian McCormick .... executive producer
Ted Mitchell .... executive producer
Ted Mitchell .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Brown 
Mondo Ghulam 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Begg 
 
Film Editing by
Joe Speirs (edited by)
 
Production Design by
Rebecca Dover 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew McSweeney 
 
Costume Design by
Elle Kent 
 
Makeup Department
Sarah Cairncross .... makeup designer
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry Laird .... second assistant director
Ted Mitchell .... first assistant director
Ted Mitchell .... second unit director
Kim Stewart .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Ella Williams .... art department assistant
Rhian Wright .... props (as Rhian Russell)
 
Sound Department
Merlin Bonning .... sound recordist
Douglas Fairgrieve .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Iain Miller .... first assistant camera
Garry Torrance .... focus puller
Jonathan Wright .... camera trainee
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ruth Stockl .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Ian Ballantyne .... on-line editor
Bill Gill .... editorial advisor
 
Music Department
Zachary Ware .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Mark Lacey .... runner
John Rae .... production coordinator
Chris Rafferty .... script supervisor
 

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76 min
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4 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Dark Nature, 3 November 2009
Author: Mascherano from United Kingdom

Family holidays may frequently be a recipe for disaster, and this simple and effective thriller takes this maxim to its natural conclusion. A moderately dysfunctional family of mum, new boyfriend and kids drive out into the countryside to visit her mother for a holiday. Little do they know what they are getting themselves into.

Director Marc de Launay and writer Eddie Harrison combine to produce a delightfully nasty and violent thriller, which bears all the hallmarks of classic 70s exploitation cinema. This is not the only influence though, with nods also to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, Gus Van Sant in restrained and sparse mode, and to horror maestro Dario Argento.

With red herrings, an appreciable sense of false revelation, a tasty dose of gore and a clean, clinical, functionally efficient feel to the picture, this is enjoyable fare. The dialogue is stripped of flannel, everything has a reason to happen despite an overall feeling of ambiguity and the direction shows an interesting ambivalence towards the central characters which poses more questions than it answers.

Dark Nature is a pleasing B movie. Small aims, nicely realised.

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