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The Marshes

The Marshes

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

Member Reviews

it's was really good not sure why low ratings. i am glad i gave a chance

13 hours ago

I went into this seeing the 2 skull rating and thought to myself, well it might be bad but I still might get a laugh at how bad it is or whatever. I was pleasantly surprised! Maybe it's cause I am an australian so I have more to relate to this movie than international viewers, but I enjoyed it. The characters felt like people I have met and interacted with. The first 45 minutes had me thinking this was going one way, but the next hour completely changed that, and the last two scenes had me congratulating myself for being right to then being so wrong. I also really enjoyed the references to deliverance. Also, the twisting of Waltzing Matilda, a well-loved and national treasure of a song into a dark and twisted "retelling" (don't know what to call it) was cool. Hearing a song that usually brings comfort only to be followed by horror caused me to be tense. There was a nice build-up of tension in my opinion too. There were times I was confused but it fed into my original theory so yeah. Anyway, this isn't for everyone, but if you go into it not expecting loads it was pretty good. I would recommend it, especially to other Australians at least for the twisting of waltzing Matilda.

3 weeks ago

I enjoyed it. Wasn’t bad at all

1 month ago

I genuinely enjoyed the first hour or so of this film. Interesting and likeable characters, beautiful and eerie setting, a creepy urban legend antagonist with bloodthirsty kills. Then after the first hour or so I found myself rewinding and watching the same scenes to check if I'd missed an important development

2 months ago

This movie started out giving me hope with some likable characters that are acted decently, and a beautiful and terrifyingly remote location. The first half of the movie is slow, but they do manage to build some tension. Unfortunately, after this the movie devolves into the same characters running around in the same circles (literally) doing the same things, which is a whole lot of nothing. The overuse of the shaky cam makes it unpleasant to watch. The monster or killer or whatever is blurry, not intimidating, and uninteresting.

4 months ago