The Locals 2005 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Have you ever watched a movie and then just sat there and thought, WOW!! THAT WAS AWESOME!! Well, THE LOCALS is that kind of movie.
THE LOCALS is an amazing film on so many levels. This was my first dip into a New Zealand horror film and oh, what a ride!! Another amazing fact, this was writer/director Greg Page’s debut feature film—the man has mondo talent—Hollywood should take notes!
I slipped onto THE LOCALS by accident. I was skimming through the horror titles and for some reason, it caught my eye. Thank the lucky stars it did. The plot starts off simple enough—Grant has been dumped by his girlfriend so his best friend Paul convinces him to go on a surfing weekend. They meet some girls who invite them to a party, but unfortunately they have an auto mishap with a ditch. Don’t cha just hate it when that happens? I know I do, especially when it’s late at nite and I’m on a dark deserted road. The boys take off down a dirt road to try and find help, instead, they find trouble. While peering in a window, they witness a farmer murdering his wife. Unfortunately for them, he sees them also.
Now, I know that you probably think that you know how the story ends. I know I did. I was wrong. THE LOCALS has more twists and turns than you can imagine. The story was fresh with a supernatural element. The gore factor was surprisingly limited, but there was such an atmosphere of evil and the potential for violence, I held my breath through most of the film, just waiting for the axe to fall. And the bonus was I actually cared for the characters, I was rooting for them. I can’t tell you the last time I actually felt that way about horror film characters.
So, give THE LOCALS a chance. Add them to your horror collection and I think you’ll agree—this is an instant modern horror classic. An amazing piece of film. I can’t wait to see what GREG PAGE does next for an encore.
BUY THIS MOVIE!!!!
About The Locals (2005)
Starring: Max Auld, John Barker (IV), Dwayne Cameron, Bern Dell, Kate Elliott,
Runtime: 88 minutes
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