Director: James Watkins
“A gruelling, grimly effective British chiller.” - Screen International
The directorial debut of My Little Eye screenwriter James Watkins, Eden Lake sees a middle-class couple's idyllic weekend camping trip turn into a nightmare. What starts as idle taunting by a gang of local youths takes a more sinister turn, as the malicious pranks escalate into unfathomable cruelties.
A slow-burning, uncomfortably realistic thriller, Eden Lake is a visceral Lord of the Flies-style tale that plays on the seething undercurrent of class warfare that runs through British society.
Stars Kelly Reilly and Michael Fassbender (Hunger, MIFF 08).
“The best British horror film in years: nasty, scary and tight as a drum.” - Guardian
South Korea, 2007
“Puts the ‘grim' in Grimm.” - Variety ... After a distracted Eun-Soo plows his car into the forest, the helping hand of a small girl guiding him to the warmth of the House of Happy Children see… More »
USA, South Korea, 2009
“Simply one of the best films about childhood ever made.” - Village Voice ... Two young sisters in South Korea find themselves suddenly packed off by their single mother to live with their aunt i… More »
“This is the kind of slow burn, believable descent from childhood into insanity that Rob Zombie wished he had captured in his Halloween remake.” - Dread Central ... Actor Christopher Denham (Char… More »