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Storm Warning (2007)

A yuppie couple lost in a thick brush filled marsh seek refuge at an isolated farmhouse only to discover they've jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.

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Complete credited cast:
Nadia Farès ... Pia
Robert Taylor ... Rob
David Lyons ... Jimmy
Mathew Wilkinson Mathew Wilkinson ... Brett
John Brumpton ... Poppy
Jonathan Oldham Jonathan Oldham ... Red Tracksuit Guy
Puss Puss ... Honky - Dog
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On a weekend boating excursion, husband and wife, Rob and Pia become lost and end up in the most unlikely place, a thick brush filled marsh, on an island in the middle of nowhere. With their boat in disarray, darkness coming on, and a heavy thunderstorm starting up, their only solution is to look for help or seek shelter of some kind. They finally come across a decrepit house and barn with no one home. However, there are definite signs of the house being inhabited, and the enormous crop of marijuana in the barn suggests the homeowners may not welcome their presence. Even worse, there is no telephone or means of communication to the outside world. But when the deranged, redneck owners, Brett, Jimmy and their even more sadistic father Poppy return, Rob and Pia realize a fear far beyond anything they have ever known. Furious with the unwanted intrusion of the affluent, snooping intruders, the monstrously sadistic farmers imprison and torture the couple, who fearing for their lives, ... Written by kikdvd

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Survival Can Be Murder

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Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, terror, gore, language, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2008 (Russia) See more »

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The hovercraft was built from scratch. See more »

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When Pia catches a fish, Rob's fishing rod goes from being propped up against the side of the boat to laid down flat at the back of the boat without him moving it. See more »

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Seen It All Before
21 December 2007 | by StudioLAXSee all my reviews

Totally unoriginal but reasonably "enjoyable" survival horror from Australia about a couple who get lost whilst fishing and run into some very clichéd inbred backwood red necks, I suspect attempting to cash in on the superficially similar recent successes such as Wolf Creek, Wrong Turn and The Hills Have Eyes.

Any tension, threat or menace is completely destroyed by the over the top pantomime performances of the villains and the obvious studio setting used for most of the film. There is never any sense that the protagonists are in real danger nor any empathy for them, in fact I wanted to see things happen to Robert Taylor to rouse him from his comatose performance which seemed to be induced by medication.

There are however some very "satisfying" gore scenes towards the end as "vengeance" is meted out but it does seem wholly disproportionate to the ordeal of the couple, perhaps they were angered at being upstaged by three members of the local amateur dramatics society.

Don't be fooled into thinking this is an original take on the ultra realistic inbred red neck slasher survival horror sub genre, after all it is from the director of the equally unoriginal Urban Legend.


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