Long Weekend (1979)

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Long Weekend is another classic ozploitation flick that really widens your eyeballs. A feuding couple bicker and bitch with one another in the outback and their careless treatment of the wildlife is repaid by the wildlife fighting back. Birds attack, trees close in, insects feast…who needs an explanation when the results are this satisfying? Rarely will you come across two characters that demand your hate as much as these two. Seeing them get their comeuppance is truly glorious. The final twenty minutes are dialogue free and instead rely on sound and image to tell the story. It’s fierce and nightmarish but handled with real vigour. Squint hard enough and this looks a lot like better version of The Happening thirty years before The Happening even happened. Nature vs. man. Nature wins.

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