Devil's Bridge (2010)
Devil's Bridge is Welsh director Chris Crow's first film. After its' release in 2010 he went on to direct Panic Button(2011) and A Viking Saga:The Darkest Day(2013).
Devil's Bridge stars Joshua Richards(Panic Button.Troy), David Schofield(Pirates Of The Caribbean,F), Joseph Millson(Casino Royale) and Michael Jibson(The Bank Job, Red Mist).
The film begins with Sean (Joseph Millson) sitting in a police station interview room having quick flashbacks of what he just went through when a cop (David Schofield) enters the room and asks him to "Tell me exactly what happened out there".
Then we go back to two days earlier and Sean and his two mates Danny and Adam are on a weekend trip from Essex to the arsehole of Wales somewhere.Sean is going on business, apparently he just filed for bankruptcy and is selling his company's equipment or something to some guy in Wales called Frank so he can make a few off it before the bank takes the lot. His mates Danny and Adam are just along for the ride, and some booze and drugs on the way. On the drive from their rented cottage to the nearest pub they run into (almost literally) a Mick Taylor from Wolf Creek type of psychopath who refuses to get out of their way. After some verbal abuse and a quick swerve around him and are on their way. Later on when they go to the local pub for a pint the meet some more unfriendly locals there in a scene very similar to the pub scene in Wolf Creek (anyone sensing a trend here?) and eventually in walks Bill Parry aka the Welsh Mick Taylor who the three lads had a bit of trouble with down the road. Turns out Bill Parry is a bit of a nutcase and doesn't get on too well with the locals and has a fierce hatred for foreigner,especially the English......
I really enjoyed Devil's Bridge,for what it lacked in budget it made up for with its' cinematography and great use of location. From the beginning it has an appending sense of dread due to its' 'fish out of water' scenario. Honestly it doesn't really bring anything new to the table, it has a lot of the usual cliches seen in most backwoods/inbred/redneck/stalk & slash horrors - killer chases victims down a dark back road, runs their car off the road, hunts them down one by one, they come across a house in the woods, house turns out to be owned by either the killer,his family or his friends.... all familiar cliches but if you're a fan of the genre as I am you wont mind, especially when they done well. Good performances from all involved especially Joshua Richards who will forever in my eyes be "the Welsh Mick Taylor from Wolf Creek".
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