Eden Lake (2008)
Horror, Thriller |
Eden Lake is a British horror film written and directed by James Watkins and starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender and Jack O’Connell.
The film was nominated for the Empire Award for Best British Film. It is among a group of roughly contemporaneous films that deal with concerns over “Broken Britain” and a fear of “hoodies”.
Nursery school teacher Jenny and her boyfriend Steve journey to a remote lake in the wooded English countryside. Hiking to the lakeside, they meet Adam, a young boy gathering insects. Relaxing beside the lake, the setting is disrupted by a group of delinquent teenagers, who have ridden their bicycles to a spot within a few metres of the young couple. After they sleep overnight in their tent, they find food supplies infested with insects and their car tyre damaged by a bottle left behind by the teens.
Returning to town for breakfast, Steve spots a house with bikes that he thinks belongs to the teens. When no one answers the door, Steve walks into the house, narrowly escaping as the surly homeowner returns.
Back at the lake, Steve goes scuba diving while Jenny sleeps on the shore. Steve returns to find the bag with their car keys, phone and wallet is missing, soon confirming that their car is gone. Returning to town on foot, they avoid collision with their car, driven recklessly through the woods by the gang’s leader Brett.
Director: James Watkins
Writer: James Watkins
Stars: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O’Connell, Finn Atkins, Jumayn Hunter, Thomas Turgoose
|Tom Gill||…||Ricky (as Thomas Gill)|
|Eliza Elkington||…||Child in Classroom|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia