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Killing Ground (2016)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 21 July 2017 (USA)
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A couple's camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they stumble across the scene of a horrific crime.

Director:

Damien Power

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Damien Power
7 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Aaron Pedersen ... Scotty 'German' Shepard
Ian Meadows ... Ian Smith
Harriet Dyer ... Samantha Shaw
Aaron Glenane ... Tood 'Chook' Fowler
Maya Stange ... Margaret Voss
Julian Garner ... Rob Baker
Tiarnie Coupland ... Em Baker
Liam Parkes Liam Parkes ... Ollie Baker
Riley Parkes Riley Parkes ... Ollie Baker
Stephen Hunter ... Constable Chris Armstrong
Mitzi Ruhlmann ... Vicki
Airlie Dodds ... Jess
Jackie Murray ... Vicki's Mum
Mike Duncan ... Constable John Barrow
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A couple's camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they stumble across the scene of a horrific crime.

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Horror | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Acampamento See more »

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Budget:

AUD 1,300,000 (estimated)
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Hypergiant Films,Arcadia See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Damien Power's directorial debut. See more »

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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Written by Boris Sujdovic
Performed by Black Dirt
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KILLING GROUND shows how good a survival movie could be if it is well scripted, acted and doesn't try to cash in on cheap tricks.
4 August 2016 | by mjfhhhSee all my reviews

Young couple goes on a trip to an isolated beach and discover that they are not alone. Someone else had put up a tent there and then abandoned it. As time passes by and the owners of the tent do not return, the newcomers start to suspect the worse. Then all hell breaks loose…

If you are a horror fan like myself you'd know the premise of KILLING GROUND. It all had been done before. What makes this movie stand out is its extreme realism and "no holds barred" attitude. It is at times a hard, edge of the seat viewing, but a rewarding one in the end. KILLING GROUND shows how good a survival movie could be if it is well scripted, acted and doesn't try to cash in on cheap tricks.

The story moves back and forwards, explaining bit by bit what happened to the first family and adding a sense of danger to the present. The villains are despicable, but down to earth real, which makes them even more terrifying. The performance of Aaron Glenane is particularly good. He gives us a small town psychopath, for whom murder is nothing but a daily routine.

The film does not shy away from gore moments, but does not glorify them. The pictures our mind can draw are much scarier than what's on screen, and it's what makes KILLING GROUND tick.

With all its tension KILLING GROUND is a pretty much conventional survival horror film, but there are so few good ones are out there. You may complain about its "unoriginality" but it is a horror movie you won't soon forget.

QUICK FACTS

During Q&A director Damien Power said that the inspiration for the film came to him as an image of an abandoned tent and a thought – what the worst could have happened with its owners?

While shooting a film, Damien Power wanted a viewer to feel that "the rule book of horror was thrown out of the window" and that "no one is safe".

KILLING GROUND will go on general release in 2017.

(Please read my blog here:http://pashasfilms.blogspot.com.au)


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