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A yuppie couple lost in a thick, brush-filled marsh seek refuge at an isolated farmhouse only to discover they've jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nadia Farès ... Pia
Robert Taylor ... Rob
David Lyons ... Jimmy
Mathew Wilkinson Mathew Wilkinson ... Brett
John Brumpton ... Poppy
Jonathan Oldham Jonathan Oldham ... Red Tracksuit Guy
Puss Puss ... Honky - Dog
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On a weekend boating excursion, husband and wife, Rob and Pia become lost and end up in the most unlikely place, a thick brush filled marsh, on an island in the middle of nowhere. With their boat in disarray, darkness coming on, and a heavy thunderstorm starting up, their only solution is to look for help or seek shelter of some kind. They finally come across a decrepit house and barn with no one home. However, there are definite signs of the house being inhabited, and the enormous crop of marijuana in the barn suggests the homeowners may not welcome their presence. Even worse, there is no telephone or means of communication to the outside world. But when the deranged, redneck owners, Brett, Jimmy and their even more sadistic father Poppy return, Rob and Pia realize a fear far beyond anything they have ever known. Furious with the unwanted intrusion of the affluent, snooping intruders, the monstrously sadistic farmers imprison and torture the couple, who fearing for their lives, ... Written by kikdvd

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Survival Can Be Murder

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, terror, gore, language, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2008 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Insane See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$260,346
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Dolby Digital (2.0)

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The baby kangaroo was a puppet which was further augmented with CGI. See more »

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When Pia catches a fish, Rob's fishing rod goes from being propped up against the side of the boat to laid down flat at the back of the boat without him moving it. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Australian DVD version is the Australian theatrical cut 1 hour 22 mins 40 second version. An unrated DVD running 1 hour 26 minutes 40 seconds was released in the rest of the world. See more »

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Menacing and entertaining
29 August 2007 | by Shudder1See all my reviews

This is a very effective low budget offering from the Southern hemisphere.

The plot is pretty simple, revolving around a yuppie couple who stumble upon a backwoods family who take them prisoner. What elevates this film above similar tales is the sheer sense of menace and relentless vulnerability that is created, and also the sheer energy and inventiveness with which the captors are depicted.

Personally, I felt very uncomfortable throughout and I empathised with the couple who had somehow got themselves into so much trouble. The woman, who to make matters worse is French, is under constant threat of rape. I felt particularly sorry for her lawyer boyfriend who is helplessly out of his depth and fully aware that he is unable to defend her.

However, she is made of pretty stern stuff and when her boyfriend is incapacitated by the savage yokels they have encountered she takes matters into her own hands and begins the fight back.

This protracted turning of the tables takes up the final third of the film and is handled with great energy and and enthusiasm. Some old-school booby traps are employed against one of the villains whilst she has another trick up her, ahem, sleeve which really has to be seen to be believed.

Without giving too much away, I found the eventual structure of this film quite fascinating and original, but for the casual viewer alike this film really delivers. There is plenty of atmosphere, humour, set-piece carnage and thrills for everyone and the hyped up soundtrack keeps things moving along nicely.


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