|Availability||Streaming: Amazon $6.99 | Google Play $6.99 – DVD & Bluray Released 11/07|
|Actors||Harriet Dyer, Aaron Glenane, Stephen Hunter|
|Review||Who knew that a camping trip could go so wrong, right, lol, maybe several umpteen times! Killing Ground is an Australian movie that gives us yet another reason to not go camping, ever.
A couple goes camping to some deserted woods. Everything seems to go fine, until two things happen: they realize they have a flat tire, and they find some random baby alone and dehydrated. What happens next only gets worse.
This film is a little confusing, since it moves between the past and the present, many, many times. It’s also a bit -or very- slow at times. It still manages to be scary; especially if you’re a girl and/or if seeing babies in danger makes you cringe. The ending was somewhat disappointing and it failed to tie some loose ends.
The acting in this movie was solid all around, especially by Harriet Dyer (Sam). The actors manage to pull you into the story, but there are a few plot holes that, in turn, pull you out. The kills were not as effective as they could’ve been, but they’re OK and look realistic. The film succeeds in making you feel how isolated the characters are, and the danger they are in as a result.
Killing Ground deserves a watch. It’s far from being a great movie, but it accomplishes its purpose.