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Uninhabited (Bill Bennett, 2010) Geraldine Hakewill, Henry James, Tasia Zalar, Peter Phelps; supernatural thriller
I wonder why Bill Bennett made Uninhabited. Perhaps to have a working holiday on the Great Barrier Reef (cf. Age of Consent, Michael Powell, 1969). Or because he wants to make one film in every genre. This one is a really surprising piece of work from a man who can cast and direct well (Kiss or Kill, 1997, is the best example). Maybe he had the actors improvise (as he did in Backlash, 1987). If he was going to do that he should have chosen more intelligent actors – or at least competent.
The blood in the poster is not in the film, by the way. It's a supernatural thriller, not a slasher.
Garry Gillard | New: 9 October, 2012 | Now: 6 August, 2021