Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. Rowdiness quickly turns to rage as the teens terrorize the couple in unimaginable ways, and a weekend outing becomes a bloody battle for survival.
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Couples in distress in horror films are nothing new. Neither is anything in Eden Lake. Michael Fassbender and Kelly Reilly play vacationing Brits off for a weekend of camping at a lake in the forest. They are accosted by some young thugs and in a confrontation with them, end up accidently killing the leader’s dog. Afterwards they are chased and tortured and chased again and it all is very boring and cliché. There is nothing interesting about the plot. There is nothing exciting about the gore. Eden Lake pretty much excels at nothing. Wanna watch a better film with the same premise? Try out Ils.