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Strange Nature (2018)

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Eco-thriller that unravels how a small town in the Midwest deals with growing numbers of wildlife mutations and where they might lead.

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James Ojala

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James Ojala
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lisa Sheridan ... Kim Sweet
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Mayor Paulson
Carlos Alazraqui ... Greg
Tiffany Shepis ... Tina Stevens
John Hennigan ... Sam
David Mattey ... Joseph
Bruce Bohne ... Chuck
Jonah Beres ... Brody
Ann Hearn ... Receptionist
Chalet Lizette Brannan ... Michelle
Ava Justin ... Girl 1
Lilli Passero ... Eva
Simone Beres ... young Kim Sweet
Justen Overlander ... Larry
Beth Meadows Beth Meadows ... Cathy
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Based on a true unsolved ecological mystery, thousands of hideously deformed frogs have turned up in the waters of Minnesota. As seen through the eyes of a one hit wonder single-mother and her 11-year old son, a small town struggles with the unknown when the deadly mutations move beyond the ponds.

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These Waters Are Hiding A Killer


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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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Duluth, Minnesota, USA See more »

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My Review Of "Strange Nature"
9 October 2018 | by ASouthernHorrorFanSee all my reviews

"Strange Nature" sets up an eco-horror with classic tropes, exaggerated outcomes, and a sense environmental awareness that culminate in a nicely passed creature feature. The film is reminiscent of the classic 70's nature nightmare "The Prophecy" and a heavy dose of 80's terror "The Curse". The story is as poignant today as similar films in years past. Probably more so since it seems everyone in charge is either asleep at the wheel and lacking oversite.

Anyway James Ojala does well with his first feature. He creates a community filled with characters that you like, or you hate. Either way you become invested. At times the story does seem to lag a little but not in the "I'm bored" sense. Just that there is a lot of story and drama unwrapped in "Strange Nature". I almost forgot it was a true horror movie until the horror happened. You get bits of the creature feature nightmare as the story builds, but the climax to the real nightmare is stellar.

The special effects and horror elements are quality. The mutations , the atmosphere and the actual creature design all are done nicely, kudos to Ojala. Those scenes where we see the effects, are realistic, graphic moment of awesomeness. The settings and music score are somewhat basic but work well with everything else happening.

Overall "Strange Nature" is a great creature feature drama. For full throttle action horror fans, this film will fall short. But it is worth watching. The story is full bodied, with classicly cool characters. The message is timeless and plays a bit as an homage to eco-horrors from the 70's. Plus the overall watch is entertaining.


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