Follow the Blood.
gideon43 - wrote on 05/21/10
The day after I watched Eden Lake, I read a story in the local rag about a 19yr old disabled girl who had been literally taken prisoner, tied up, physically and mentally abused and then left in a local park at 5.30 in the morning, her captors were young aimless hoodies.
Almost the very next day I read about a 17yr old boy who was tied to a tree, doused in petrol and set alight to die a horrible death by youngsters not much older than him. This is what makes Eden Lake so frightening and shocking, its grip on reality is very close to the knuckle and although it has many contrivances it delivers a voyeuristic and all too familiar story of 21st Century Britain and the major problems of today's society that all politicians fail to comprehend.
Eden Lake disturbed the hell out of me; it's not a conventional horror movie by any stretch of the imagination. It's real, too damn real.