Eden Lake

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The Weinstein Company Released 2008

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Director:
James Watkins
Released:
2008
Rating:
R
Like a bad dream turned worst nightmare, Eden Lake is a "relentlessly tense and immaculately paced" (Twitch Film) horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. Rowdiness quickly turns to rage as the teens terrorize the couple in unimaginable ways, and a weekend outing becomes a bloody battle for survival. Eden Lake is "fierce, thought-provoking ... and genuinely shocking" (Time Out London).

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  • 80

    Empire Simon Crook

    You don't watch it, you survive it. A battering experience, and the hardest Brit horror in years.

  • 70

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    Eden Lake doesn't feel like torture porn so much as a rural-jeopardy thriller in extremis.

  • 30

    The Hollywood Reporter Ray Bennett

    Eden Lake has the trappings of a low-IQ thriller but it's really a contemptible tract feeding the prejudices of the U.K.'s rightwing tabloids that claim the country is overrun by t...

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