Wednesday, 28 July 2010

MIFF Review - The Clinic

Score: 2.5/5
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Summary: (from MIFF)
How far would you go to get back what was taken from you?
A slow-burning psychological thriller based on true events, The Clinic is the debut feature from Australian writer-director James Rabbitts.
Expectant mother Beth is drugged and kidnapped from a desolate, outback motel. When she awakens, she’s in an ice bath in an abandoned abattoir – and her baby has been removed from her body. She soon realises she’s not alone; five other women are trapped with her in the makeshift clinic, a place whose dire purpose gradually becomes all too apparent.
Stars Tabrett Bethall, Andy Whitfield, Clare Bowen and Sophie Lowe.

More information:

D/S James Rabbitts P Sam Pinczewski Dist Clinic Productions Pty Ltd TD 35mm/2009
  • Some old standard horror tropes used. eg Women seperating when they know they are in danger and may be killed
  • Apparently women can outrun cattle dogs
  • Strong female characters
  • Interesting take on real life circumstances (taken to the nth degree)
  • People who like this sort of horror will likely enjoy (some of the audience's reaction lends itself to this belief)
  • Main actor was familar and it was bugging me at the start of the film. Took 30 mins to recall - Sparticus!
  • First time film for director/writer and several of the main cast

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