Many environmental Horror films will force their social agendas down your throat to the point where the film loses all interest and integrity as a work of art. NATURE'S GRAVE is not one of them. Through breathtaking settings and engaging characters, the film instantly captivates the audience while it slowly introduces its underlying ecological theme. A bickering married couple find themselves on a desolate beach in the Australian outback while vacationing on their long weekend, but their slovenly behavior, littering, and abuse towards the local animals sparks an all-out attack by Mother Nature. Fans of fast-paced action and gore need not apply, but anyone that can appreciate a slow but steady character driven film will find a lot to like here. Though both characters are antagonizing throughout the entire movie, their natural dialogue and the realistic scenario they find themselves in lends instant credibility to the events that follow. The biggest stretch is the outlandish finale that drops the suspended disbelief and becomes almost silly. Prior to that, though, there are scenes of true suspense and horror as the characters disrespect their environment and each other. This is a refreshing change of pace from the average teen Slasher or Gore shocker, and comes recommended!
Number of views: 1.
Special thanks to Johnny at Freddy in Space for the recommendation on this one!