Monday, February 23, 2009

Storm Warning

Genre - Horror
Year Released - 2007
Running Time - 84 minutes
Directed by Jamie Blanks (Urban Legend and Valentine)
Written by Everett De Roche (Razorback)
Cast Includes:
Nadia Fares
Robert Taylor (The Matrix and Rogue)

Rating: 3 Skulls


Plot Summary:
When a storm forces a couple to land their sailboat far ashore, they stumble upon a remote island inhabited by a demented father and his psychotic sons. Captured, beaten, and sexually enslaved, the couple turns the tables in a bloody fight for survival.

Review:
Another recommendation from my neighbor. . .

This one is an Australian film that starts out with a lawyer and his French girlfriend renting a small sailboat, for some relaxation and fishing. In one of the lighter moments in the film, the girlfriend catches a fish, and her boyfriend beats it to death with a wine bottle. After she comments that's disgusting, he replies, 'that's fishing babe' - I just thought that was pretty funny. :-)

Shortly after this, a storm starts brewing, so the couple decides to head inland, however with the tide now being lower than it was before, the couple ends up getting lost and ultimately getting stranded on an island, waiting for the tide to rise. By this time it has turned dark and it is now pouring rain, so the couple decides to seek shelter in an old farmhouse on the island. After searching the house and barn, they discover that there is no phone, and the barn is filled with marijuana [enough to put the owners away for 10 years, easy]

About this time, the owners of the house return home, to discover the intruders, and things rapidly deteriorate for the couple. I do not want to say anything further, so as not to give anything away - all I will tell you is, wait until you see what the woman does to one of the brothers and the father - whoa!

Here's the trailer:


While this film is not as intense as it could have been, it is still worth watching [at least rent]

Until next time,

Jason

8 comments:

Wings said...

Cool, never heard of this one. And now you have me intrigued, wondering what it is she does!

Heading to see if I can add this to my Netflix queue. Thanks!

Johnny 666 said...

I enjoyed his one quite a bit actually. It was interesting to see a film that for once didnt involve lengthy torture of the 'heroes' before the retribution. I read somewhere that the script was actually written back in the 70's and never produced, imagine if this had of been filmed back then??

I also dug the fuck outta some of the violence towards the end. A very painful 'wire' death and an eye watering castration!

thebonebreaker said...

My pleasure Wings! :-)

Be sure to let me know your thoughts, after you have watched it. . .

J

thebonebreaker said...

Johnny,

Ahhhhhh - you hint to close to the truth! [let it be a shock!] :-)

The wire death reminded me a little bit of the hook scene in Hellraiser.

Very interesting that the script was written back in the 70's - I wonder why it was never produced - could have possibly been a completely different [better?] film. . .

J

Rev. Fred Phantom said...

This one and Borderland have so many mixed reviews. I've not seen either, but I'm always leery of films that people either hate or love--no gray area in between, y'know?

I have a special queue for newer movies now at Netflix--I'll add this one based on your recommendation. I have to admit, it does sound good.

thebonebreaker said...

Rev,

I'm definitely in the gray area with both this one and Borderland.
While neither is a phenomenal film, they are both worth, at least, renting - in my opinion.

I think that you will enjoy Storm Warning, for what it is :-)

J

Gore-Gore Girl said...

Man, I loved this film!! I almost didn't rent it because it had one of those illustrated covers that I find can be a trick with recent movies. But, when I read on the back that the couple takes revenge, I was in. And I loved it.

I haven't seen Borderlands - I will have to go check it out.

thebonebreaker said...

Gore-Gore Girl,

Glad to hear that you enjoyed this film as well.

Something can definitely be said for revenge flicks. . .

J