Horror Review: Wilderness (2006)

Juvenile delinquents are sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoner’s death, where they have to fight for survival.

I must admit that I had to re-watch this film for this review, I had watched it before, a few times actually, but I hadn’t watched it in quite a long time. Luckily for me I have it on DVD so I could watch it straight away.

I did remember that I actually enjoyed the film, unfortunately we Horror fans have so many favourites we like to re-watch and with new films being released all the time, some films just don’t get watched for some time. Luckily it also gives us a chance to rediscover these films we have previously enjoyed.

I’ve always been a fan of survival films, there’s just something so primal about them. Seeing human beings taken out of their comfort zones and planting themselves in the middle of nowhere, it’s just such a great set up. That’s exactly what we have here, albeit with a twist, and it certainly delivers.

The film treads that very fine line between Horror and thriller, a risky move, but it does so very well, it never finds itself treading too far into one genre or the other but it does take some of the best bits of both genres and mixes them together in a way that is highly rewarding for the viewer.

The cast includes a few familiar faces from the British Horror scene of the noughties and they all do a great job, that includes the great and, in my opinion, the highly under rated Sean Pertwee, seriously has the guy ever put in a bad performance in anything he’s been in?!

“Wilderness” is a great example of the quality of the British Horror films that were being released in the noughties, if you’ve never watched it before then I recommend you do, I think you’ll be surprised.

If you want to see the “Wilderness” trailer then just click on the video below:

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