Black Water released theatrically in the UK Feb 22nd
15th Jan 08
The first of at least two killer croc movies for next year (the other being the much-anticipated Rogue, the second film from Greg Wolf Creek McLean), Black Water will be released in UK cinemas on 22nd February from The Works.
We at EMB had a preview screening of the film back at August's FrightFest event in London, and enjoyed the film immensely, so if you like your "small character group trapped up a tree ravaged by a killer croc" type movie, you'll definitely enjoy this one. With a great looking monster, a good looking cast and pitch-perfect Aussie tone, this is set to be one of 2008's first big horror movies. Watch out for our full review of the film coming soon.
Written and directed by Andrew Traucki and David Nerlich, Black Water is a chilling crocodile thriller, inspired by the true story of two friends who were stranded up a tree in a flooded river, whilst the crocodile that had just killed their friend lay in wait below.
A hit at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Black Water is a tense, thrilling adrenaline filled account of a happy family outing that goes horribly wrong. Set in the mangrove swamps of Australia, Black Water features real live crocodiles, used for the first time in a film of this nature, and pitted against them is newcomer Maeve Dermody, who puts in a riveting performance as unlikely heroine Lee.
Grace (Diana Glenn), her boyfriend Adam (Andy Rodoreda) and younger sister Lee decide to take a river tour whilst holidaying in Northern Australia. As they drift into a mangrove swamp their boat is suddenly capsized and Jim, their guide, disappears. Realising they’ve been attacked by a crocodile, they manage to climb to safety up a tree. Stranded in the flooded mangrove swamp with a hungry croc below, how will they make it out alive?