Directed by Roger Scott
In the middle of nowhere is a labyrinthine marshland teetering on the verge of extinction. Committed to saving it is Dr Pria Anan, using diligence and reason to fight the forces of ignorance that threaten its existence. With rival Ben and assistant Will helping her Pria is certain she is in control but her fears threaten to overwhelm her, tensions mount and control becomes elusive. Finally fear becomes manifest in the form of a horrifying evil; they must abandon science and focus on survival. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.
Deep in a remote marshland, three young biologists conducting research encounter evil and must fight for survival.
Cast: Dafna Kronental, Sam Delich, Mathew Cooper
Such a pile of blah. Wolf Creek this ain't. Hell, this isn't even a decent wannabe slasher in terms that really matter--it's not scary. Feeble efforts to build mood and a lame boogeyman do not a horror movie make. Good cinematography though.
not the best story....
It's not nearly as bad as people make it out to be, but it's nowhere near "great" either. It's a "meh" film, and disappointingly so. The location is unique, the characters are actually fairly compelling (by horror standards) early on, and there's a lot of environmental shots that sell you on the Australian inspired setting. But from the moment the monster is introduced, things go downhill. The monster's design is (Spoilers) legit just a dude coated in mudding gear and pitch black eyes. There's nothing innately scary about him, his kills lack a terror factor that could sell you on the danger he poses and his kills are poorly choreographed, and the environment of the marsh itself is by far more oppressive than he is. Had they taken more of a Jeepers Creepers direction with the antagonist, it could have been a lot more frightening or even fun during the second half, but it ultimately just lets you down.