Coffin Rock (2009)
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A drunken one-night-stand has potentially deadly consequences in this thriller from writer and director Rupert Glasson. Rob (Robert Taylor) and Jess (Lisa Chappell) are a married couple who run a general store in a small fishing village on the Australian coast. While Rob and Jess love one another deeply, they want to have children and their inability to conceive after three years of trying has caused tension to slowly build between them. One day, Evan (San Parsonson), a handsome young drifter,
Sep 4, 2009 Wide
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The only thing scarier than a crazy lover carrying your child is carrying the child of your crazy lover.
Rupert Glasson's persuasive psychological thriller offers an interesting variation on the sociopathic 'stalker' plot.
Spinning Adrian Lyne's Fatal Attraction on the gender axis and milking maximum suspense from its isolated Australian setting, Rupert Glasson's Coffin Rock is a well-crafted thriller.
A genre picture that reveals some strong qualities before going just a bit off the rails during the home stretch.
Just off the beaten track from Wolf Creek and Cape Fear is Rupert Glasson's promising feature debut Coffin Rock; a must-see destination for deftly crafted thrills and chills.
he quiet, understated setup of the first part of the film is an honest and thoughtful exploration of male ego and infertility. Then Glasson turns up the horror heat and his film becomes another bunny-boiler look at obsession.
While produced by the Wolf Creek team, the comparisons end there since it's more a humdrum hybrid of Cape Fear and Fatal Attraction, let down by few surprises and even less tension.
The set-up is deceptively low-key, but the second and third acts deliver textbook suspense and horror.
Coffin Rock stands or falls entirely by your reaction to these people - it's not horror, it's a melodramatic thriller, and seen from this perspective, it works nicely.
Robert Glasson's film is well-shot and directed, and more than decently acted. As a genre movie, it suffices.
Hamstrung by its commitment to ticking off these stalker clichés, but recommended for its earlier, subtler scenes, great location photography, and Chappell's film-carrying charisma.
Coffin Rock is not without potential but never catches fire. We don't care about any of the characters, Parsonson's hammy histrionics often make his character laughable rather than terrifying and the violence grows increasingly vile.
Hold us on the edge of our seats in a tightly made genre film that boasts outstanding performances and dynamic direction
The Australian outback looks beautiful on film, but you'll never feel particularly invested or shocked at what goes on during the runtime
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