Feral children run amok, ruin the romance
Evil tykes are all the rage, it appears. Them. The forthcoming The Day. Joshua. It’s nice to see filmmakers are still finding potential in pint-sized terror. Hell, I’m expecting a remake of Devil Times Five any time now.
One entry yet to be released here in the States is Eden Lake from writer-director James Watkins. The Weinstein Company is taking care of all of that. They’ve picked up the film for distribution.
Here’s a synopsis: Nursery teacher Jenny and her boyfriend Steve, escape for a romantic weekend away. Steve, planning to propose, has found an idyllic setting: a remote lake enclosed by woodlands and seemingly deserted. The couple’s peace is shattered when a gang of obnoxious kids encircles their campsite. Reveling in provoking the adults, the gang steals the couple’s belongings and vandalizes their car leaving them completely stranded. When Steve confronts them, tempers flare and he suffers a shocking and violent attack. Fleeing for help, Jenny is subject to a brutal and relentless game of cat-and-mouse as she desperately tries to evade her young pursuers and find her way out of the woods. Exhausted and distraught, she finally arrives back to the safety of the town. And meets the parents…
Presumably, TWC is looking at a direct-to-DVD bow for this title (under their Dimension Extreme label, perhaps?). As more release details come into focus, we’ll keep you posted.