Eden Lake ★★

eden lake presents the northern working class as gratuitously vicious, remorseless criminals in comparison to the heroes, a nice middle class couple holidaying at "Eden" Lake. stereotyping not just a few characters but a whole group of people, the couple are reminded of this division at every opportunity throughout the film.

this film is tense and brutal but the representation throughout leaves me wondering what the motivation is here. a satire of society or a display of unconscious bias?