Storm Warning (Unrated)
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The conceit of the movie is simple: Pia (Nadia Fares) and Rob (Robert Taylor) are an upwardly mobile couple in Australia who go for a bit of sailing and end up lost in dangerous territory. Pia is an artist and Rob is a lawyer, and neither of them are suited for what they encounter in this film.
The screenplay was written over 30 years ago, but was thought too violent to produce, so it never got made till now. After viewing the film, I have to agree about the violence. This is mean, bitter stuff that will take a truly stouthearted viewer to watch.
I also had to admit that the scenery is breathtaking. The Australian setting is absolutely beautiful. With the way the director slowly pulls the audience into the madness that's about to erupt, there's plenty of time to enjoy the local flora and fauna. I have to admit that the pacing was, at times, almost too slow. But once the story got up and running, you couldn't break away from the screen.
While running from the storm and hoping to get their bearings, Pia and Rob reach a remote farmhouse. After breaking in, they quickly discover that there is nothing normal about anyone that lives there. Sex toys lay out in the open and pages ripped from skin magazines decorate the walls. I knew at that point that only bad things could happen.
Just minutes later, Rob discovers a huge amount of marijuana growing in the barn. He realized at the same time I did that whoever lived there couldn't afford to let them escape.Read more ›
While that does apply today as well it seems now the majority are made simply to cash in on the success some of these films have had as of late. I didn't expect much also due to the fact the director was Jamie Blanks who did Urban Legend and Valentine, while neither were bad movies per se, they weren't very good either. So with Storm Warning I really wasn't sure what to expect, but I have to say it was quite the surprise. While it's nothing ground-breaking and we have seen this movie done many times and dome better Storm Warning was overall a solid flick and Jamie Blanks seems to be showing some potential.
Written by Everett De Roche who has done some cult classics apparently wrote the screenplay 30-years ago, but with the recent movies like this making it big he was finally able to produce it. The only major problem with his script is it offers nothing new and is like most of the other flicks out there right now like this. Even if produced 30-years ago Storm Warning wouldn't differ much from what was already out there, but would have felt a little more original. But the screenplay was overall well-done. The victims were alright; they aren't all that interesting and lack depth.Read more ›
Surprisingly, I really enjoyed this one.
Between the Australian states of Victoria, and Tasmania (which is that island down the bottom) there is two islands you can see on a map in between Vic and Tassie. One of those Islands is called French Island, which is where this movies story takes place. A couple go out to sea in a small boat for a day of fishing, but find themselves lost and first sign of land they see is French island, however they have no idea they have drifted that far.
Upon landing on French island, they seek out to find a farm or anything they can to maybe get a taxi or something back to where they came from. They find a farm and it seems no one is home, so they enter the house and look for a phone and find a few things they really shouldn't have seen. As the owners come home to find them, the movies plot starts to kick in as these 3 men have other ideas then to take the lost couple to any place safe.
After that, the movie sucks you in and you should enjoy the plot of this couple trying to escape the clutches of these 3 nut cases out in the middle of nowhere, and there little dog too.
I like to sometimes tell you if you liked such and such a movie, you might like this one, but the only one i can think of is one I didn't like actually, but if you did like "Wolf Creek" you may very well enjoy this one. I guess it's also a more realistic and less over the top approach to "House Of 1000 Corpses" too. Or any of the million horror movies out there where a lost couple stumble onto the wrong house to ask for help....however, you wont be hearing the Time Warp sung anywhere in this movie.
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The movie it self was really gud, luv the special effects, just didnt hv to many pples in the movie, tho the ones dat played in this movie played it beautiful well. Read morePublished 9 months ago by CupC@ke........
So painfully slow and boring. Forwarded through movie quite often. There is some violence but off screen is just lame. Read morePublished 10 months ago by R. Freitas
If you like your horror films nasty get this one. After a slow start and a Texas Chainsaw mid section, the good guys find some backbone and the film takes off into the territory of... Read morePublished on April 19, 2014 by Shawn N. Carson
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