Rewind: ‘Eden Lake’ Review

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Stars: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Jack O’Connell, Tara Ellis, Finn Atkins, Jumayn Hunter, Thomas Turgoose, James Burrows, Lorraine Bruce, Shaun Dooley | Written and Directed by James Watkins

James Watkins, a British director who has gone on to stand behind the lens on the Hammer-produced horror film, The Woman in Black, made his directorial debut in 2008 with a film he also wrote, this tense and nasty little thriller called Eden Lake.

Jenny and Steve (played with conviction by Kelly Reilly and Michael Fassbender) take a trip for a romantic weekend away in the country in which Steve is planning to propose. They reach a secluded beach that is surrounded by forest land, and all seems peaceful and ideally as our loving couple set up a tent and lay back on their beach towels, watching the water drift calmly along. Their peace and quiet is quickly soiled as a group of
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