A weekend by the lake, with views to die for.
Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced 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.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! Finally a horror film worth being called horror.
It's so terrible, and gruesome, and evil! I love it! I might actually explode from sheer joy! (yeah yeah, people got killed and I'm happy.)
I'm going to vote for two things here:
1) Michael Fassbender in more horror films.
2) Michael Fassbender and Kelly Reilly as an item. Their chemistry and acting rocked my socks off!
Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some nudity and brief drug use.
Part of **Halloween Season 2012**.
"Boys being boys."
"They're just children!"
Eden Lake is not a slasher movie or a supernatural thriller. But it's a horror film, for sure. What happens will terrify you well after the film ends. It plays at some of our deepest fears: Fear of the Other. Fear of the Next Generation. Fear of Peer Pressure. Fear of Losing Control.
Fassbender and Reilly are our heroes, out for a romantic weekend at a lovely lake in the woods. They run into some chav kids, and somehow things escalate far beyond where you would think. There's a lovely sense of doom throughout the beginning of the film, and we have some traditional creepy bits, like noises in…
I had my doubts rewatching this whether it'd hold up as well as it did last time around but to my surprise it was still as disturbingly relentless and utterly nasty as I had it in mind.
Eden Lake is not for everyone and even as far as horror movies go it's quite full-on and doesn't shy away from showing any of the extreme violence. It cleverly shows the gore for exactly what it is, that is horrible and repugnant, and doesn't descend into mindless torture porn which it easily could have.
One of the movie's strongest reasons as to why it works so damn well is the acting by both the adults and the teens. Chris O'Connell is especially…
This film doesn't stray from the beaten path and does what it should do very effectively. The acting by the leads is very good, definitely above par for such a genre film. I was particularly impressed by Jack O'Connell. He put a menacing energy into his role that was very convincing.
This film was pitched to me as being very disturbing. While there are some very effective gory moments that really made me cringe, it never disturbed me because there is this one thing that annoyed me immensely.
The setting. This all takes place in a nature reserve bordering a small village. This village is mainly occupied by working class people. And they're all bastards. Complete and utter bastards. Really,…
'It's almost Halloween' they said, 'watch Eden Lake' they said. Well, I took their advice and ever since I have been cutting myself whilst sitting in a cold shower cradling myself back and forth.
This film is cruel in every sense of the word. Young lovers 'Jenny' (Kelly Reilly) and 'Steve' (Michael Fassbender) go to a nice, quietly romantic lake for a weekend get away. Sounds lovely, doesn't it?
Chavs come and ruin the day, most notably Jack O'Connell from the terrible TV series 'Skins' and Thomas Turgoose from the amazing film 'This is England'. The violence and terror that ensues is completely relentless.
If you don't like chavs, then you must be a chav yourself. And I'm sorry…
Harry Brown will return in...
EDEN LAKE 2: THE QUEST FOR VENGEANCE
Eden Lake is a very effective horror thriller set in rural England. Michael Fassbender is one of my favorite working actors at the moment, which led me to watch this movie, also starring Kelly Reilly (Flight). The terror in Eden Lake is generated by a band of "hood", as Fassbender's character Steve calls them. Steve takes his girlfriend Jenny on a weekend trip to a quarry-lake he used to frequent on land that was once a public park.
In the U.S. where I live, public parks are very rarely sold to developers, but the one in the story is about to be developed with luxury homes. Maybe it was a sort of privately-owned public park in the past, who knows?…
I really, really don't like this film. It's well made and reflects on very real, threatening issues, but that's what makes it all the more depressing and unpleasant to watch. Shout out to the people who decided I had to study this for my AS Film course.
Down to earth. Horror movie. Down to earth. Horror movie. Do the two go together? Yes, to my surprise, they actually do.
A romantic getaway turns into a nightmare. The increasingly rebellious British youth is taken a look upon, and heavily criticized, as the movie plays with the feeling of despair, evil and human characters and actions. The pace this movie goes at, and the way the story is told, lets you get to know the main characters just enough to sympathize with them.
This title almost had me sick to my stomach. Not because of anything visual, but just because of the reminder that evil and loyalty rarely make for a very healthy mix when you are speaking of children.
Eden Lake is about a couple that go away for the weekend just the two of them to relax and spend time together but a group of kids threaten to ruin their weekend by threatening to kill them.
It seems that a lot of people love this movie and say it's one of the most scariest and disturbing movies they have ever seen but for me it was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. These kids were annoying and thought they were call for having knifes, smokes and grog and they acted like they own the place.
I was going into this film with high hopes I have heard a lot of good reviews about this movie and it sounded like a movie I would enjoy but I was wrong.
Great film and I loved the ending....not what was expected, well by me at least anyway.
Sets itself apart from many other "terror in the woods" horrors by being about realistic people who we actually care about and showcasing just how brutal and evil human beings are capable of being.
Wow! I came in expecting a typical tortureporn shitfest and instead got an effective Horrorfilm that doesn't rely on slasher tropes and dares to ask some interesting questions. I actually can see this type of thing happen in my own neighbourhood. A pretty scary thought.
While the story seemed a bit forced at times it was still very gripping. Some of the children could have been better actors though. Overall definitely in the top third of horrorfilms out there.