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Eden Lake (2008)

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Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.

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James Watkins

Writer:

James Watkins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Reilly ... Jenny
Michael Fassbender ... Steve
Tara Ellis Tara Ellis ... Abi
Jack O'Connell ... Brett
Finn Atkins ... Paige
Jumayn Hunter ... Mark
Thomas Turgoose ... Cooper
James Burrows James Burrows ... Harry
Tom Gill Tom Gill ... Ricky (as Thomas Gill)
Lorraine Bruce ... Tanya
Shaun Dooley ... Jon
James Gandhi James Gandhi ... Adam
Bronson Webb ... Reece
Lorraine Stanley ... Nat
Rachel Gleaves Rachel Gleaves ... Mel
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Storyline

Nursery teacher Jenny and her boyfriend Steve, escape for a romantic weekend away. Steve, planning to propose, has found an idyllic setting: a remote lake enclosed by woodlands and seemingly deserted. The couple's peace is shattered when a gang of obnoxious kids encircles their campsite. Reveling in provoking the adults, the gang steals the couple's belongings and vandalizes their car leaving them completely stranded. When Steve confronts them, tempers flare and he suffers a shocking and violent attack. Fleeing for help, Jenny is subject to a brutal and relentless game of cat-and-mouse as she desperately tries to evade her young pursuers and find her way out of the woods. Written by Pathe International

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They wanted to get away from it all. Instead, they found... See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Shaun Dooley, who played Jon in this movie, has some experience with disruptive teens. He starred as Greg in the BBC drama Misfits: Episode #3.8 (2011) See more »

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When Jenny and Steve come out from water beneath the wooden hut,Jenny is wet and there are some mud stains on her dress but in the next shot her dress is completely black. See more »

Quotes

Brett: Follow the blood!
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Disturbing and brutal
4 November 2008 | by mrguugelballerSee all my reviews

Oh my, this was one hell of a ride! It has everything I yearn from a horror movie. It's dark, bloody, depressing, somewhat realistic and oh, the ending, the ending. This is the second best British horror movie I have seen. The best was Dog Soldiers. The young actors do a good job depicting the variety of feelings from anger to horror to despair and the two lead actors are brilliant. It is a knee deep in doom all the way to the end. A few minor logic problems but you'll get over it, they don't ruin the mood at all.

I have to praise the script because it works in the boundaries of the real world and does not go over the top in any scene, and I know some may disagree in this but I think you'll like it never the less.

All in all, it is good and it is for you if you truly like horror. But it is also a disturbing and brutal movie so not for the faint of heart. Enjoy.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Terrors See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,824, 2 November 2008

Gross USA:

$7,321

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,984,669
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Dolby Digital | DTS (5.1)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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