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Dreamtime's Over (2009)

Prey (original title)
Three Australian couples stumble across an ancient curse in the Outback, and their dream holiday turns into a nightmare that may kill them all.

Director:

Oscar D'Roccster

Writers:

John V. Soto, Elizabeth Howatt-Jackman (additional story and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Natalie Bassingthwaighte Natalie Bassingthwaighte ... Kate
Jesse Johnson ... Gus
Natalie Walker Natalie Walker ... Ling
Ben Knight Ben Knight ... Matt (as Ben Kermode)
Christian Clark ... Jason
Kristin Sargent ... Annika
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicholas Bell ... Bill
Joe Hachem Joe Hachem ... Motel Operator
Jennifer Hansen Jennifer Hansen ... Waitress
Geire Kami Geire Kami ... Patient
Dawn Klingberg Dawn Klingberg ... Kora
Suhayb Lahdo Suhayb Lahdo ... The Man
Pamela Shaw ... Morgan Weismann
Leon Stripp Leon Stripp
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The story is inspired by the disappearance in the late 80's of a North American couple who disappeared in the West Australian desert on a 4WD holiday. They were never seen alive again. Their abandoned vehicles and totally unused supplies were found in sand dunes near an Aboriginal sacred site--less than an hour away from the closest town. Two years later, the two men were both found dead of natural causes, on the same day, 1000 miles apart back in North America. Twenty years after the original incident, 3 couples who set out into the same desert and unluckily end up in the same area, at the same time of year, with disastrous results. The previously unrevealed psychological and sexual liaisons the couple's had secretly shared come to light as there lives end one-by-one. Who will survive? Written by Robert Lewis Galinsky

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When the hunter becomes the hunted. See more »


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dreamtime's Over See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

AUD 1,089 (Australia), 10 May 2009, Limited Release
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Top Cat Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Utter garbage.
12 February 2014 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Six obnoxious friends take a trip across the outback where they stumble across an ancient curse.

The utter confusion of Outback's opening scene, which features bad CGI serpents and a naff green-eyed zombie, had me concerned, but I knew that I had picked a total stinker as soon as the film began to introduce its unlikeable central characters using that tired technique of freezing the frame on each person as they are doing something that typifies their personality, applying a distressed filter to the still, and then stamping their name next to them in a grungy typeface. The use of that particular uninspired editing gimmick always sets the alarm bells ringing…

But that's just the start of what proves to be one of the most irritating, ill-conceived, poorly directed and generally unfathomable movies that it has ever been my misfortune to see. The novelty editing and directorial affectations continue unabated (split screen, grainy B&W filters etc.), director Oscar D'Roccster clearly under the impression that he's Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, or Robert Rodriguez, and the film only gets more bewildering as time passes, the true nature of the curse never being adequately explained.

One-by-one, the horrible characters are bumped off by unknown forces, the lead girl (Natalie Bassingthwaighte) gets sweaty, bloody, takes a shower fully clothed and changes her sexual orientation (!?!?), and the optional extra of a chainsaw on one of the 4x4s comes in extremely handy.


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