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Lurking Woods is an Australian suspense thriller set in the rural areas of Western Australia. The story follows a group of six young ex university students that have all decided to catch up with each other after a year apart. They have all agreed to spend a luxurious weekend away in a tranquil woods location together. The girls of the group have secretly organised a "seek and search" game that will result in which guy will end up spending time with which girl for the weekend. We watch as they group start to enjoy sharing stories of times gone by, and at the same time we experience the beautiful Australian scenery and landscape. After a bit of frolicking around, we start to follow the game that the girls had devised. It is quickly discovered that not all seems to be fun and games in the peaceful neck of the woods. A masked person is lurking around in the woods and spying. Before too long the eerie masked person has appeared to have gone crazy and starts attacking the group individually...Written by
This is actually a really good movie. Yes, it's a typical "bunch of college kids go in the woods for a camping holiday and end up being terrorized", kind of film, but as far as that genre goes, this one is one of the best.
The acting is not the best for some of the players; some seem to be fresh out of their first acting class, and trying too hard, but they were also stuck with cliche characters as most of these types are. One actor, the one playing the nerd, stood out. What made this movie better than most was that the ending really did trip me up a couple of times with several unexpected twists.
It's not Oscar-worthy, lol, but if you're looking for an entertaining "college kids go into the woods" type of film, this one was better than most.
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