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Night Drive (2010)

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A group of tourists face the fight of their lives in a South African game reserve.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Beasley Christopher Beasley ... Sean Darwin
Corine du Toit Corine du Toit ... Karen
Brandon Auret ... Ian
Greg Melvill-Smith Greg Melvill-Smith ... Jack Darwin
Yule Masiteng Yule Masiteng ... Akani
Leroy Gopal Leroy Gopal ... Augustino
David Sherwood David Sherwood ... Rodger Turner
Clare Marshall Clare Marshall ... Mary Turner
Antonio David Lyons ... Denzel
Matshepo Maleme Matshepo Maleme ... Tumi
Kenneth Fok ... Chang
Richard Lukunku Richard Lukunku ... Chaveka
Gabriel Temudzani Gabriel Temudzani ... Mluwati
Zolile Ngxangani Zolile Ngxangani ... Poacher #4
Bongani Msimango Bongani Msimango ... Poacher #5
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A group of tourists face the fight of their lives in a South African game reserve.

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2010 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Night Drive - Hyänen des Todes See more »

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Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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The Film Factory See more »
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Very well made South African backwoods horror movie.
2 July 2012 | by jhpstrydomSee all my reviews

NIGHT DRIVE is one of two English language contributions to the horror genre from South African film makers and it was also refreshing to see a South African film that didn't revolve around Apartheid or racism and for the life of me I still don't know why there has to be so many films that are about Apartheid and racism, they're like a dozen remakes of one film about a subject that's been exploited up to a point where you need to tell script writers to find a new hobby.

Anyway I really enjoyed NIGHT DRIVE, it was very much along the lines of WRONG TURN and a not so well known but very good horror movie called BORDERLAND that revolved around three young people taking a trip to Mexico and becoming potential victims of a cult sacrificing people in their rituals and its based on true events.

However, like the negative comment on NIGHT DRIVE's IMDb web page stated this film is offensive, South African critics were divided in a way I never saw before but that is what a film of this genre has always done, there is also a golden rule a film maker needs to know, if you're afraid to offend people then don't make a film like this because that's exactly what it will do, this film will rub a few people the wrong way mainly because the plot revolves around poaching and black magic but what the film isn't is thin on plot, the characters are well developed even though they're not very likable some of the fates that befall most of the victims here are acts you wouldn't even wish on your worst enemy and that automatically makes you cheer for the protagonists, that's what this film does very well, it depicts killers that are just that evil.

The acting is good all around, its not as plastic as in South Africa's favorite soap opera called 7DE LAAN, the cast here really do a good job with the material.

Overall, fans of films like WRONG TURN and THE HILLS HAVE EYES should probably like this film, the gore effects are well done as well its not that digital crap its gore that's actually there and the acting is very good too and for a South African production it doesn't look cheap at all, it has great production values for a South African film.


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