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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.

Director:

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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Horror is Just Next Door. 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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

After Steve crashes his car into the tree, resulting in him being pinned between his seat and the tree branch coming through his side window, he could have reclined his seat and exited the vehicle through the rear passenger side door.

It is likely in his panic that he did not consider this option, but it appears this is how the gang extracted him from the vehicle. See more »

Quotes

Steve: I promise, the quarry's fucking stunning.
Jenny: The quarry is stunning. No 'fucking'.
Steve: [getting closer to her] Please, miss.
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Featured in WatchMojoUK: Top 10 British Horror Movies (2017) See more »

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Breaks you down
30 June 2009 | by cookie666See all my reviews

I can't remember the last time a film evoked such raw emotions in me. I'm literally teared up and shaking - from anger, pain, frustration and disbelief. Watching this film is an experience more than words can describe, it plays on pure emotion. You're sucked into the whole atmosphere, to the characters - both the good and the bad -, and it really eats you up and leaves you with this bundle of emotions that catch you off guard and in the end, leave you empty-handed.

I'm sorry for not being very precise about the plot and the characters, but I simply can't write an ordinary "this film opens with..." review, the experience was just too much.

I highly recommend it, but not for the weak-hearted.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (5.1)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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