"Long Weekend (1978)" Review

Review: If any film has taught me to be nice to mother nature then it has to be this one. Basically this film follows a couple that decides to go on a camping trip thinking it will bring them closer together. Along the way through their trip they carelessly do things to piss of mother nature by littering, killing defenseless animals for no reason, and various other things. Now going through the film I personally noticed alot of hints that it seemed like nature was giving the couple to let them know what they were doing is wrong but of course the couple just ignored them which leads to natures revenge. 

I can say that this film does live up to the cult status that surrounds it. Now even though I am not the hugest fan of films in the "man vs nature" sub-genre I have to say that this one truly impressed me. There is alot of great scenes that really put me on the edge of my seat and kept me wanting more instead of boring me. The casting was on point as well and the actors in this film delivered a very believable performance, of the 2 main characters I liked Peter (played by John Hargreaves) the most because he simply played the perfect asshole. Now if your looking for gore then you will be disappointed ,but if you are looking for a film filled with great thrills and a great cast then you will love this film. I most also add that Synapse Films did an amzing job on the picture on this DVD because it is restored perfectly like everything else they release. Overall this is a damn good film that I would consider to be a gem in the sea of films that more people should hunt down and discover!

-Daniel Damnation

Director: Colin Eggleston
Genre: Thriller
DVD Release Year: 2005
Theatrical Release Year: 1978
Time Length: 95 mins.
Company: Synapse Films