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It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Sep 112021
 

**Sundance Film Festival 2021 – Official Selection**
“A rivetingly nasty ride and an assured debut from a promising new director.”
– David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“A white knuckle ride of ruthless horror. I was so shocked I literally fell off my seat.”
– Kristy Puchko, Pajiba
“A career-changer for star Daniel Gillies… here given the spotlight as an unflappable
but queasily human screen psycho.”
– Guy Lodge, Variety
Synopsis

A family’s idyllic outing at an isolated coastline descends into terror when high school teacher Alan ‘Hoaggie’ Hoaganraad, his wife Jill, and stepsons Maika and Jordon unexpectedly come across a pair of murderous drifters​ – ​the enigmatic psychopath Mandrake and his hulking man-child accomplice Tubs​ – who thrust them into a ​nightmare road trip. At first, the family’s terror seems to be born of a random encounter with two sociopaths​, b​ut as the night drags​​ on​,​ Hoaggie and Jill realize that this nightmare ​was set in motion 20 years earlier​.​

Cast: Daniel Gillies, Erik Thomson, Miriama McDowell, Matthias Luafutu, Billy Paratene, Frankie Paratene, Bailey Cowan
Director: James Ashcroft
Writers: Eli Kent, James Ashcroft
Producers: Mike Minogue, Catherine Fitzgerald, Desray Armstrong
Executive Producer: James Ashcroft
Director of Photography: Matt Henley
Music: John Gibson
Editor: Annie Collins
Running Time: 92 minutes
Language: English
Country: New Zealand
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