Eden Lake

Eden Lake

I have gone on the record and stated that I believe Night of the Living Dead to be the greatest horror film ever made. Many films have some terrifying scenes and premises to them. However, the most terrifying horror film I have ever seen is Eden Lake. There is another film that comes close to it. And that film is The Girl Next Door. But that is to be talked about another day. Today is Eden Lake day. And this film fucks with you hard. Whether you are a hubby, a boyfriend, a wife, a girlfriend, or a friend with benefits. Being in the situation scary. Not a ghost is coming out of a dark recess of a closest with a loud audio clue to let you know you should be scared kind of scary. Instead a relatable like “We are in a bad situation and what the fuck are we going to do about” scary.

The film is about being in the wrong place, period. However, there are some layers to it. Like if you have a bad feeling about something. Follow that feeling. The most emotionally grueling scene after scene of possible and actual horror ensues. It doesn’t ever let up. Even with it feels as though it may. It doesn’t until it does.

James Watkins, the great director the Woman in Black and writer of Descent 2, did his thing with this film. The cast, headlined by Kelly Reilly and Michael Fassbender, were perfect unknown actors for me when I first saw the movie. They did a fantastic job, Along with the children actors. Who carried the responsibility as the antagonist for the film. what an incredible movie. If possible, see it with your significant other. And enjoy.

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