Harry and Beth want a different kind of holiday, so they charter a boat to drop them off on a remote coral island on the Great Barrier Reef. The island is idyllic, surrounded by a wide reef, covered in palms and teaming with wildlife. And they have it to themselves. Or do they? The couple soon become aware that there is someone else on the island. Things go missing from their camp and they discover someone else's footprints in the sand. What they don't realise is that the island has a ghost, that of a young girl who had died in shocking circumstances some eighty years earlier. The ghost at first plays mischievously with the young couple, but then turns malevolent. And their idyllic island holiday becomes a nightmare.
All the requisite modern horror boxes are ticked in that synopsis: young attractive couple, misleadingly idyllic and isolated location, malevolent monster, a fight for survival. But given that a horror movie's raison d'être is to scare its audience, is Uninhabited any good? Hard to be sure - opinion on it is scarce and sharply devided who were creeped out and others who found it ineffective. We'll just have to see. It was directed by Bill Bennett (In a Savage Land, The Nugget) and stars Geraldine Hakewill (Wasted on the Young) and Billy Milionis (6,000 Miles from Hollywood).
Uninhabited will be released on UK DVD (a Blu-ray is rumoured but has not been confirmed) by G2 Pictures on 15th August 2011 at the RRP of £15.99.
No extra features have been listed in the press release.
The trailer, which does a reasonable job of selling the film's tension credentials, is here: