I’ve been hearing about his movie for months and months and I finally got around to seeing it. I have to say Eden’s Lake did not disappoint. This is one of those movies that you will literally be taken for a thrill ride from start to finish. And, you will be disturbed as well. At first glance it reminds you of the French horror movie, Ils, but this one sets itself up a tad differently, because of the sheer relentlessness of the main villain(s). Trust me when I say that kid has issues.
Nursery teacher Jenny and her boyfriend Steve, escape for a romantic weekend away. Steve, planning to propose, has found an idyllic setting: a remote lake enclosed by woodlands and seemingly deserted. The couple’s peace is shattered when a gang of obnoxious kids encircles their campsite. Reveling in provoking the adults, the gang steals the couple’s belongings and vandalizes their car leaving them completely stranded. When Steve confronts them, tempers flare and he suffers a shocking and violent attack. Fleeing for help, Jenny is subject to a brutal and relentless game of cat-and-mouse as she desperately tries to evade her young pursuers and find her way out of the woods.