Jenny and her boyfriend Steve head off to Eden Lake to have a relaxing weekend far away from the busy noises from the city. Once arrived, they set up a tent on the beach near the lake and start enjoying the peace and quiet the water delivers. That is, until a bunch of young hoodlums arrive and start harrassing them. When Steve decides to take a stand against the kids, he wished he would never have done so…
Sound and Vision:
The image and sound are pretty realistic and raw. We didn’t spot any compression errors or other things that could spoil the fun but the overall image does tend to be a bit on the grainy side at times. The sound does its job nicely with good use of the surround speakers, especially during the chase scenes in the woods.
– Cast & Crew Interviews
– Behind the Scenes
The Behind the Scenes feature is quite nice while the rest is pretty standard stuff
Eden Lake is a British horror movie that doesn’t have the big budget many US films have, but this helps underline the realistic and raw character of the movie. With a couple of simple elements, James Watkins manages to recreate an atmosphere we know from cult classics such as Lord of the Flies, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and others.
The standard horror tricks still pass by, but the environment in which the movie is set as well as the rather unusual killers make it still very enjoyable to watch while the ending is such a punch in the face that we can only recommend this movie if you love the horror genre.