Seduction is murder...
A group of friends escaping the city for a weekend away have a simple plan, to tour the coast for a relaxing weekend. Things hit a snag when one of the friends spots a seductive, sultry young woman waving for help off the shore of one of many secluded islands along the coast. Reaching out to rescue her turns deadly and they risk everything to get off the island alive.
A thriller that starts out with three friends heading out on a boat for a tour of some islands, you have Ken and Rachel with Rachel's friend Marco a strange little triangle that plays out quite interestingly. Overall the film is quite slow to get going when they meet Silka on the island after the boat conveniently gets stuck.
This was quite a tense little thriller as psychological scares a plenty as their fears are shown to them, however it was far to slow for me to get going there is not that much to like about the characters and even though the director tries to develop them it lacked something for me.
I would say 2 stars if you like the psychological scares with a bit of the supernatural thrown in then it might be for you, I would say stay away from it. It lacks the real world essence to make it truly scary for me.
Three friends on a sailing trip rescue a bleeding man, end up on a remote island where they encounter a pretty young woman... and then things go a little crazy. There's few surprises here - especially after the exposition about the siren legend before the friends set sail - but to the film's credit, the cast play it out with conviction, and the late Andrew Hull certainly gives the film a cinematic sheen that impresses.
"Ken, where are you?", "Rachel, where are you?", "Marco, where are you?", "Silka, where are you?"...
Add to that some running around, a bit more shouting, a bit more running around and that's the film.
Oh, and don't be fooled by the poster - it's way more sexy than the film is, although the film could have, indeed should have been that sexy. It's an interesting premise (a modern day take on the Greek siren myth) and not bad stylistically, but is let down by the shouting, running, and below-par acting. Shame...
Check out the poster, now let me tell you, the film is nothing like that. Stylishly shot but badly paced, the film wants to be in the vein of something like Peter Wier's Picnic at Hanging Rock but doesn't manage it.