Directed by Trevor Juras
After receiving a distressing medical diagnosis, a listless young man flees the crushing tedium of city life, trading it all for untamed wilderness and solitude. He retreats further and further into the woods only to gradually find himself the target of increasingly inexplicable and disturbing manifestations, which point to a frightening truth: he is not alone.
A young man retreats into the forest for solitude, only to find he's not alone.
Cast: Patrick McFadden, Jake Beczala, Andrew Hayes
Very very marmite. Some have said it’s a pile of pretentious horse dung, some have regarded it as a slow-burning creepy joy. Whilst I’m in the latter category, I can completely relate to the former also. It IS a little pretentious, never seems to go anywhere, and is left unexplained at the end. Yet sometimes you can find yourself in the mood for a slow burner such as this and it. just. grabs you. I was definitely in one of those moods and the marmite effect can just sometimes be put
I guess it's not for everybody but I loved it. Camping freaks me out so I found it to be fairly scary. The first half is also really funny.
If you can appreciate the stillness, this is an atmospheric gem.
A beautiful audition tape for a job with NatGeo, but a shite thriller. Nothing goes anywhere, no scenes are linked to a deeper story. Things just happen, then other things that are unrelated happen. Then some pretty nature shots where, in a Shayamalanian twist, NOTHING happens. Save the hour and change.