Aussie thriller goes straight to DVD for a reason.
My expectations weren't very high for this film... and quite rightly so. John Jarratt (the psycho from Wolf Creek) writes and stars in this little independent Aussie flick about a man who immediately after being released from prison (Or rehab or something, it's never really made clear), heads straight home to his wife and son to demand either his half of their house or $5,000,000 (yet again, it's not really made clear). The wife and son head to what they believe will be a safe hideout and find themselves stranded along the way at a roadhouse in the middle of nowhere due to the flooding caused by a storm that has conveniently just begun. Even more conveniently, they left their address book open and the hubby figures out where they're heading just in time to find himself stranded half way there at the very same roadhouse. On the surface it would seem that he wants half the house or $5,000,000, otherwise he'll kill his wife, his son and anyone who gets in his way, including the other poor unfortunates who are also stranded at the roadhouse. There is a mild twist at the end, but you'll still be left thinking, "Really? Is that it?". The acting is of the same caliber you'd expect from an episode of Neighbours or Home and Away. Judging by the cover you'd be expecting a brutal horror movie and you'll wind up sitting through a lame thriller with a very low kill count and very little tension. Craig McLachlan plays the hero of the piece... enough said.
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