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Dark Nature -- A family holiday turns into a fight for survival in the inhospitable wilderness of remote Scotland.
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Niall Greig Fulton ... McKenzie

Tom Carter ... Hayward
Jane Stabler ... Magda
Joanna Miller ... Emily
James Bryce ... Jonathan
Len McCaffer ... Alex
Imogen Toner ... Chloe
Vanya Eadie ... Jane
Doreen McGillivray ... Mrs Petrie
Callum Warren-Brooker ... Sean

Directed by
Marc de Launay 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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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3 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Admirable yet flawed genre film, 4 November 2009
Author: degenerate_1 from United Kingdom

Dark Nature is an admirable albeit flawed attempt to replicate the genre film making of the U.S that dominates our multiplexes. The film is a considerable achievement when you consider the budget involved and respect has to be shown for getting a Cineworld release, something most Scottish films can only dream of. As for the film itself, while I don't agree with delusional users who dare to make comparisons with Dario Argento's work, it's certainly more palatable than most art house fare churned out by Scottish cinema at present. The casting of the film is by in large good, with Imogen Toner, Niall Fulton and Vanya Eadie putting in solid performances. Direction while somewhat choppy at points is indicative of a first feature director and low budget, while the DOP work is solid. Whether intentional or not 'Dark Nature' does entertain the audience, something the Scottish film industry forgot how to do a long time ago. Most problems in the film occur due to the script, lending weight to the old adage that you can't make a good film from a bad script.

Films such as 'Dark Nature','The Dead Outside' along with the superior 'Outpost' represent an interesting new development in the Scottish film industry, namely production houses attempting to make effective genre films which are commercially viable. It's worth considering that studio's such as New Line cinema were built by genre fodder such as the Nightmare on Elm Street series, lets hope the three production companies involved in the aforementioned films evolve in a similar manner.

On a side note I'd also like to thank the punter with the bout of Tourette's syndrome who shouted at the screen for reminding me why Glasgow people are amongst the most ignorant cinema goers in the UK.

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