I hate horror movies that begin with a group of friends leaving the safety of the big city for some isolated cabin or boathouse in the woods. I know not to get too attached to any of them because before long the males will be dead and the girls will be showing that they are tougher than they realize. (Spoilers Ahead)
The story begins with six friends renting a boat for the weekend. Unfortunately the boat they rented was damaged so they have to take another boat, one already occupied by a group of teenage punks who leave without a word. So off the friends go on their weekend jaunt.
While looking for a place to tie up for the night they follow another boat deep into the reeds and pass the ubiquitous 'NO ENTRY' sign. Oh boy...not good.
Rule Number One - never leave the boat or you will get lost in the reeds and you will die.
Rule Number Two - don't alienate the other members of your party lest they wander off into the reeds and die.
There are scenes of isolation, especially when things get dangerous, that really freaked me out. I never want to be anywhere so remote that I have to SWIM for help or walk through an environment where everything looks the same in every direction.
Rule Number Three - The English countryside is messed up. Don't ever visit there or interact with the locals lest you die.
Rule Number Four - If you see a skeleton floating in the water - LEAVE IT THERE or you will...you know...
Rule Number Five - Don't fire a flare gun inside the cabin of the boat lest you ignite the propane tanks. Just saying.
There is a 'surprise' ending that doesn't exactly come out of left field. I think I am in love with Anna Brewster, the actress that plays Laura (above with the shotgun). That kid was allllllright.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.