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A weekend boating party turns into a nightmare for a group of young Londoners when they stumble upon a terrifying secret hidden in the reeds. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Anna Brewster ... Laura

Geoff Bell ... Croker

Daniel Caltagirone ... Joe
Emma Catherwood ... Mel

O.T. Fagbenle ... Nick
Scarlett Alice Johnson ... Helen (as Scarlett Johnson)
Will Mellor ... Chris

Scarlett Sabet ... Red Haired Girl
Natai Pauwels ... Gypsy Girl
Karl Ashman ... Dean
Reece Chapman ... Shaggy (as Reese Chapman)
James Marriot ... Ed

Directed by
Nick Cohen 
Writing credits
Chris Baker (original story)

Chris Baker (screenplay) &
Simon Sprackling (screenplay)

Mark Anthony Galluzzo  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Ruben Cardol .... associate producer
Nick Cohen .... executive producer
Sheryl Crown .... executive producer
Joe Dreier .... executive producer
Charles Gauvain .... co-producer (as Charlie Gauvain)
Martin Hay .... executive producer
Laurie Hayward .... executive producer
Brian A. Levine .... executive producer (as Brian Levine)
Thomas Mattinson .... line producer (as Tom Mattinson)
Neil Peplow .... executive producer
Simon Sprackling .... associate producer
Simon Sprackling .... producer
Ildi Toth Davy .... executive producer (as Ildi Toth-Davy)
Lyn Turner .... associate producer
Insha Pauwels .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Vincent Watts 
Cinematography by
Dennis Madden 
Film Editing by
Peter Davies 
Phil Eldridge 
Casting by
Manuel Puro 
Jeremy Zimmermann (uncredited)
Production Design by
Matthew Button  (as Matt Button)
Art Direction by
Daniela Faggio 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Mills 
Makeup Department
My Alehammar .... makeup artist
Christine Bateman .... makeup artist: second unit
Rebecca Cain .... hair technician (as Becky Cain)
Louise Day .... fabrication supervisor
Hannah Edwards .... hair designer
Hannah Edwards .... makeup designer
Matt Fowkes .... prosthetic technician
Dan Frye .... mould maker
Charlie James .... makeup artist: dailies
Sarah Lockwood .... key prosthetic makeup
Kristyan Mallett .... special makeup effects designer
Pippa Woods .... makeup artist
Production Management
Esther Jenkins .... production manager
Paul Rackham .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Baker .... second unit director
Louise Bush .... first assistant director: second unit
Adam Byles .... first assistant director: second unit
Adam Byles .... second assistant director
Ollie Cookson .... first assistant director
Paul Desira .... third assistant director
Tim James .... first assistant director
Simon Sprackling .... second unit director
Art Department
Peter Arnold .... stand-by art director
Thomas Ceglarski .... stage hand: underwater
David Endley .... underwater art director
Luke Gledsdale .... assistant art director
Nigel Head .... dressing prop
David Jones .... underwater set dresser
Lisa McGilben .... underwater set dresser
Marius Pogaceanu .... art department assistant
Thomas Rybacki .... carpenter: underwater
Mia Summerville .... stand-by props (as Mia Sommerville)
Alexandra Toomey .... art department coordinator (as Alex Toomey)
Michael Button .... modelmaker (uncredited)
Ben Green .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Richard Mason .... carpenter (uncredited)
Alan Pearson .... hod scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist
Patrick Boland .... sound mixer: second unit (as Paddy Boland)
Alexandra Carr-Brown .... sound mixer
Darran Clement .... sound re-recording mixer
Maximilien Colcy .... boom operator
Matthew Cox .... sound editor
Will Everett .... foley editor
John Fewell .... foley artist
Ben Livingstone .... sound mixer: second unit
Paul McFadden .... adr mixer
Paul McFadden .... supervising dialogue editor
Doug Sinclair .... adr mixer
Doug Sinclair .... supervising sound editor
Rob Sprackling .... additional adr director
Vincent Watts .... sound designer
Nick Roberts .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Grenville Charles .... special effects assistant
Scott McIntyre .... special effects supervisor
Paul Wanklin .... special effects supervisor: second unit
Visual Effects by
Martin Allen .... graphic artist
Edward Andrews .... visual effects artist: Dragon DI (as Edd Andrews)
James Ballard .... visual effects artist: Dragon DI
Adam Bennett .... graphic artist
Michele De Benedetti .... scanning and recording technician: Dragon DI
Julie Harding .... DI producer: Dragon DI
Myfanwy Harris .... head of VFX: Dragon DI
Brian Taylor-Hart .... visual effects storyboard artist
Paul J. Wright .... scanning and recording manager: Dragon DI
Elaine Ford .... stunt coordinator
Gareth Milne .... stunt coordinator
Sian Milne .... stunt performer
Helen Steinway Bailey .... stunt performer (as Helen Bailey)
Len Woodcock .... stunt advisor (as Lenny Woodcock)
Len Woodcock .... stunt performer (as Lenny Woodcock)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Brennan .... sparks (as Paul Brennen)
Catharine Brown .... additional photographer
Catharine Brown .... focus puller
Liz Calvert .... best girl
Ruben Cardol .... gaffer
David Carr-Brown .... director of photography: second unit
Peter Chapman .... daily sparks
Grenville Charles .... still photographer
Philip Chavannes .... director of photography: second unit (as Phil Chavannes)
Johann Cruickshank .... gaffer (as Johann Cuickshank)
Warwick Drucker .... key grip
Alex Fitton .... clapper loader
Sam Goldie .... director of photography: second unit
Sam Goldie .... steadicam operator
Brian Grint .... daily sparks
Tristan Haley .... focus puller
Victoria Hanna .... clapper loader (as Vicky Hanna)
Leo Holba .... camera operator: second unit
James Holliday .... sparks (as James Holiday)
Jonathan Iles .... jib operator (as Johnathon Iles)
Pip Keeling .... underwater gaffer
Chris MacDonall .... sparks
Ian Mansfield .... daily sparks
Felix Milburn-Foster .... key grip (as Felix Milburn)
Richard Miles .... daily sparks
Tom Mitchell .... camera trainee
Sam Moon .... director of photography: second unit
Mike Nicholls .... best boy
Simon J. Owen .... daily sparks (as Simon Owen)
Ray Palmer .... daily sparks
Bernie Prentice .... underwater cameraman
Aaron Rodgers .... video assist trainee
Mark Roodhart .... spark: second unit
Jose Ruiz .... sparks
Max Sprackling .... epk: photography
Matt Stoddard .... director of photography: second unit
Andrew Trewartha .... additional photographer
Andrew Trewartha .... clapper loader
Andrew Trewartha .... focus puller
Matt Wesson .... underwater focus puller
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hayley Nebauer .... costume supervisor
David Tuttlebee .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Daniel J. Marlow .... additional editor
Rob May .... colorist
Paul McAleavey .... additional editor (as Paul MacAleavy)
Tony Ray .... digital intermediate executive
Transportation Department
David Goodhand .... boat driver
John McAllister .... cast driver
Don Peck .... driver: pick-up
Paul Slack .... driver: crew minibus
Tony Webb .... unit driver
Paul Rackham .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Kerry-Marie Angell .... stand-in
Rosemary Burncastle .... secretary: Anglia Catering
Sam Burton .... new talent executive: Screen East
Paul Cable .... insurance
Shoky Carter .... floor runner
Lee Clyne .... unit safety manager
Dean Crawford .... production assistant
Chelsea Crisp .... stand-in
Emma Curtis .... production assistant
Nicola De Boo .... runner (as Nicola Faye De Boo)
James Dyke .... stand-in
Eric Edwards .... security
Paul Gilowski .... standby: second unit
John Goble .... safety boat services
Charlie Goldberg .... legal representative
Stuart Grosse .... dive supervisor: Action Underwater Studios
Kerry Ixer .... locations: Screen East
Joe Jackson .... runner
Neil James .... catering manager: First Break Catering
Toby James .... stand-in
Eve Jordan .... chef: Anglia Catering
Peter Kingston .... catering manager: Anglia Catering
Mike Knight .... armourer
Mark Lane .... security
Ted Lister .... diver: Action Underwater Studios (as Ted Lester)
Kate MacDonald .... film locations officer: Screen East
Cassandra Manita .... legal representative
Warren McAllister .... security coordinator
Haley Morgan .... office and information manager: Screen East
Stephen Naulls .... production accountant
'Slim' Neil .... security
Abigail Payne .... legal representative
Jamie Pridmore .... chef manager: Anglia Catering
Sara Puro .... rushes runner
Alan Ryles .... security
Gareth Slack .... security
Geoff Smith .... head of studio: Action Underwater Studios
Max Sprackling .... runner
Scott Stephens .... diver: Action Underwater Studios
Sarah Thurston .... production assistant
Anna-Maria Tuckey .... production assistant
Marcus Verrall .... stand-in
David Wilkinson .... head of business: Screen East
Adam Wright .... first aid
Carolyn Young .... script continuity
Shoky Carter .... pre-production assistant (uncredited)
Marc Collins .... post-production delivery supervisor (uncredited)
John K. Duncan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Scott McIntyre .... supervising armorer (uncredited)
Chantel Burrell .... special thanks
Paul Gillings .... special thanks
Rebecca Greenfield .... special thanks
Insha Pauwels .... special thanks
Rob Sprackling .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence, language and some drug use
86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Germany:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #45847)
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A well crafted horror flick, not paint-by-numbers!, 18 September 2012
Author: Michael Wagner ( from Raleigh, NC

I really enjoyed this movie. From many of the reviews, I expected to be more or less of a blood-fest/slasher flick - a form with which I have been bored for decades. My expectations were incorrect.

Most horror films are either bloodfests or thinly disguised morality plays (where the villain is the Catholic church, or corporations dumping toxins into the environment, or doctors manipulating genes, or child abusers, etc). Or both. After you wash all of the blood off, the underlying message such film is in fact strident enough to make the most primitive evangelical preacher blush. "Genes are the purview of the Almighty! If you dare to trifle with God's work, if you invade His holy domain, you will open the very mouth of Hell!"

As was noted by another reviewer, this film is really a Greek tragedy. The essence of a Greek tragedy is the perception that fate may compel men and women to walk down paths not of their choosing. In a Greek tragedy, a character make a series of reasonable decisions, struggling against an inevitable path - a path set by forces beyond the control of the character. The character's destruction is result of their actions and those forces.

In a morality play, the fate that befalls a character is a result of the character's sins (an essentially Christian message). The Greeks had a far darker view of the world.

This moved was not a bloodfest or a morality play - that alone was refreshing.

I am also happy to report that the plot of this film did turn on the stupidity of any of the characters. In many horror films, the plot revolves around someone taking some incomprehensibly stupid action - "Let's get drunk and spend the night in an abandoned insane asylum", "There's a serial killer in the house, let's hide in the basement", "The writing on that coffin is in some ancient and indecipherable language, let's open it."

None of the characters took a particularly moronic course of action. The characters seemed to making the best choice (or at least a reasonably good choice) at each critical juncture; to no avail. Each decision - a decision I could have made - was step farther down the path. That's the essence of a Greek tragedy.

The pacing kept me completely involved. In the end, frenetic pacing is often boring - if I don't have enough time to at least partly process a scene before the next one is shoved down my throat, I start not to care very much about the characters. And endless succession of such scenes eventually becomes a psychedelic flickering snore fest. In this film, I had almost enough time process a scene before the next one came at me - but not quite enough time! I was completely engrossed.

There were a number of nods to the horror film clichés - for example camera shot memes that lead me to expect "Jaws: In the Reeds" or "Children of the Corn: UK Edition". But the film never turned in the expected direction. After one shot, I found myself laughing out loud, because the formulaic shot had lead me to believe that I knew exactly what was coming next - and I was wrong.

I say, "Watch it!"

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