When their car breaks down in the middle of the Australian Outback, three young tourists are rescued by a helpful bushman. But things aren't what they seem, and soon the friends are fighting for their lives.
This film was surprisingly hard to sit through. The violence doesn't start until well into the second half of the movie, but when it does, it's shocking and relentless. I can't say I'd want to watch it again. But having said that, it does have more going for it than most 'torture porn' movies.
First of all, the photography is stunning, and the landscape is beautifully captured. Delaying the horror allowed us time to get to know the characters, and this was done without allowing the viewer to lose interest. And finally, the way tension was built and maintained was superb. I found myself gripping the edge of my seat more than once.
It's not without its faults. The main story is nothing new, and characters make frustratingly bad decisions. But as a horror film, it's certainly disturbing and frightening.