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Title:   Wilderness
Director:   Michael J. Bassett
Year:   2006
Genre:   Survival
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.26.06

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
09.26.06Alamo South LamarThis Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2006
So this year at FantasticFest they have a whole color-coded category for survival horror in the program book. 6 movies all dealing with woodsy gore and redneck hunter maniacs... I ended up seeing half of them and all 3 were good.

This one is about a group of troubled youths including a couple bullies who drew a soft kid to suicide going out to a remote island for supposed team-building exercised led by one counselor guy. Yeah, it didn't make a whole lot of sense to me either... but that's ok because it only takes like 15 minutes to get all of that out of the way and start in with the creative woodsy deaths.

The most interesting part of this movie for me was a shift that happened toward the end of the film. It's not so much a twist or anything like that, but just a cool character thing that changes the goal of the film... Unfortunately, I think the very end kind of goes all over the place, killing people off left and right where the first 75% of the picture really revelled in tense moments in between kills.

Still, I liked it. Yet another beartrap gag. Harry pointed out opening night that beartraps would be a recurring theme and indeed they are. But I guess that's also a standard of the survivalist horror genre... It's not like we're seeing beartraps in urban dramas or anything.
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