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Wilderness
Wilderness VideoCover
There Is Something More Evil Than Evil Itself
Directed By
Michael J. Bassett
Produced By

Robert Bernstein John McDonnell

Douglas Rae
Written By
Dario Poloni
Starring

Sean Pertwee Alex Reid Toby Kebbell Karly Greene

Lenora Crichlow
Music By
Mark Thomas
Cinematography
Peter Robertson
Editing By
Kate Evans

Distributed By
Momentum Pictures
Release Date(s)
March 19, 2006
Runtime
110 minutes
Country
United Kingdom
Language
English
Wilderness is a 2006 British-Irish horror film directed by Michael J. Bassett and written by Dario Poloni.

Plot Edit

After the suicide of one of the inmates at a British young offender institution, a group of teenage offenders, along with a prison officer, are sent to a remote island, formerly used as a British Army training area, but now serving as a prison training area. They soon find out they are not alone on the island as some members of the group come across a camp site with two female young offenders and their prison officer. The story develops into a tale of betrayal and vengeance. Strange murders start occurring, and the boys eventually work out that they are being committed by the father of the boy who killed himself, a special forces soldier. One by one the teenagers and their supervisors are picked off, either by the father, his dogs, or by each other.

Cast Edit

Sean Pertwee as Jed

Alex Reid as Louise

Toby Kebbell as Callum

Stephen Wight as Steve

Luke Neal as Lewis

Ben McKay as Lindsay

Lenora Crichlow as Mandy

Karly Greene as Jo

Adam Deacon as Blue

Production Edit

The film was produced and distributed by a consortium of independents, and directed by Michael J. Bassett, whose previous credits include 2002's Deathwatch. The story was filmed on location in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Release Edit

Wilderness premiered at the Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film on 19 March 2006, and its UK premiere was at the Belfast Film Festival on 1 April 2006.

Reception Edit

Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that Wilderness received positive reviews by 29% of seven reviewers; the average rating was 4.4/10. John Condit of DreadCentral rated it 3/5 stars and stated that it would polarize viewers into two camps: gorehounds and genre snobs. In a mixed review, Philip French of The Guardian compared it to Dog Soldiers and described its sense of justice as "arbitrary". Geoffrey Macnab, also of The Guardian, rated it 3/5 and stated that it is an entertaining movie. Leslie Felperin of Variety said that the film is "schlocky", but it's target demographic of teens will enjoy it. Nigel Floyd of Time Out London rated it 4/5 and described it as "taut and visceral". Jamie Russell of the BBC rated the film 2/5 and states that the film has "atrocious editing and hapless direction". Jeremy Knox of Film Threat rated it 3.5/5 and called it familiar yet "a cut above the rest".

Videos Edit

Wilderness - Movie Trailer01:59

Wilderness - Movie Trailer

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