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The Locals (2003)

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Two best friends, Grant and Paul, hit the country road for a night of fun, but unfortunately take a short cut to their fate... where they meet the Locals.


Greg Page


Greg Page
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Credited cast:
Johnny Barker ... Grant
Dwayne Cameron ... Paul
Kate Elliott ... Kelly
Aidee Walker ... Lisa
Paul Glover Paul Glover ... Martin
Peter McCauley ... Bill
Dave Gibson Dave Gibson ... Nev
Glen Levy ... Tone
Kayte Ferguson Kayte Ferguson ... Anna
Mark Kinghan Mark Kinghan ... Driving Local
Max Auld Max Auld ... Baton Local
Bern Dell Bern Dell ... Local Thug #1
Carl Goschmann Carl Goschmann ... Local Thug #2
Rachael Niederer Rachael Niederer ... Girl in Photo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexia Fairbrother Alexia Fairbrother ... Local girl


Two best friends Grant and Paul hit the road for a weekend of surfing, booze and hopefully . . . girls. With night falling they take a short cut and meet Lisa and Kelly, a couple of babes with a fast car, who invite them to a party. Lust takes the wheel and a game of cat and mouse begins leading them deep into the heartland of evil where they meet...........The Locals. Written by Greg Page

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Two boys take a trip into the heartland of evil and meet . . . The Locals. See more »


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The radio station 90.2 (Mhz) that Grant and Paul are listening to in the car on the way out of Auckland is called "The Rock". See more »


When the boys turn off the expressway and come to the sign "West Coast (37)", this is completely in the wrong location. Highway 37 is several hundred kilometers to the south in the Waitomo region. The sign "West Coast (37)" was a prop used at Pokeno, just south of Auckland. See more »


Paul: It's okay, I'll fix it!
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Watch where you're driving
22 February 2010 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

THE LOCALS is a low-budget, quasi-horror flick that is a perfect fit for the CHILLER channel, which is where I ran into it. Two New Zealand guys are out for a joy ride and run into two hot chicks. The boys make the mistake of following the girls into what appears to be a lost land, possibly the Limbo of the Bible. A gray-haired gent with supernatural powers appears to be the ruler, and once you're there, there's no going back. Not that the boys don't try. The film features a no-name cast and it is all rather low-key, but somehow THE LOCALS manages to work. It may vaguely remind some of you of THE HILLS HAVE EYES or SILENT HILL. I am also reminded of a quirky little number with Chad Lowe or someone like him attempting to bring his gal back from hell, which was based on an old Greek legend that also served as the basis for a very strange Robin Williams flick, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME. Recommended for suspense and horror film buffs.

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Release Date:

2 October 2003 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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